Religion: A Parishioner

North of 42nd Street, Manhattan, there are two fashionable Episcopalian churches: St. Bartholomew's (Dr. Leighton Parks, rector), St. Thomas' (Dr. Ernest M. Stires, rector). Rector Parks, urged by conscience, has involved himself in theological controversy. Rector Stires has not.

It became known that one of Rector Parks' parishioners was attending services at Rector Stires' church. She had been for 50 years—ever since she taught Sunday School—a pillar of Rector Parks' church. She had given the church its magnificent Byzantine entrance, a memorial to her husband. She had endowed the church's hospital. She was—is—Mrs. Cornelius...

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