Religion: O Beautiful

"I am a Catholic Futurist, not tied to any age," said an aging but still voluble divine in Manhattan last week. The Rev. Dr. William Norman Guthrie, 69, was retiring after 26 years of service at the Episcopal Church of St. Marks-in-The Bouwerie on the lower East Side.

Last Sunday Dr. Guthrie bade St. Marks good-by with a tour of its grounds, which date from 1660, when Peter Stuyvesant worshipped there, later to be buried in the churchyard, in which Rector Guthrie still later kept a pair of peafowl. Two Sundays ago in his sermon...

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