Religion: Passion in Ashes

At the beginning of last week Wilbur Glenn Voliva, General Overseer of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, Ill., felt comparatively agreeable. The Passion Play with which he hoped to make Zion the U. S. Oberammergau (TIME, March 29) was doing well. In an approaching municipal election Mr. Voliva believed his adherents would be victorious, thus restoring him to complete power over Zion. Then, one morning, Overseer Voliva directed his chauffeur to drive him past Shiloh Tabernacle, the rambling frame structure built by Zion's Founder John Alexander Dowie, in which the Passion...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!