Religion: Cathedral for Rent

Bankers took over the biggest Episcopal church in the Pacific Northwest last week —Seattle's massive, unfinished St. Mark's Cathedral. So last Sunday St. Mark's congregation had an early Communion service in a Greek Orthodox church, the regular morning service at the Women's Century Clubhouse (150 present).

The cathedral's troubles began when an overenthusiastic congregation and architect went ahead on a $2,000,000 structure though only $400,000 had been raised. Work stopped early in the depression when $600,000 had been spent, one section completed. Since then, finances have gone from bad to worse. Last May the mortgage-holder, Mercantile-Commerce Bank & Trust Co. of St....

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