Religion: The Bishop's Evening

The aroma of coffee was rich in the long, low-ceilinged temporary chapel of St. John's Church in Olympia, Wash. one night last week as Stephen F. (for Fielding) Bayne, Episcopal bishop of Olympia, surveyed the members of his flock who had turned out for the third of his Lenten "Bishop's Evenings." With one hand in the pocket of his magenta cassock, he asked, "How do you feel—singing or no singing tonight?" After a brisk singing of Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, he told them: "Good for you. Those old German hymns have a wonderful, solid, square feeling to them—not square...

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