Religion: Tact

In Manhattan last Sunday, the venerable Episcopal Church of St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie installed its eighth rector, Rev. Charles Albert William Brocklebank, 33, lately of Christ Church in Easton, Md., called to succeed Rev. Dr. William Norman Guthrie (TIME, Dec. 13). For Episcopalians who wondered if Mr. Brocklebank would dabble in heterodox ritual, as did voluble, mystical Dr. Guthrie, the new rector's pre-installation statements were tactfully soothing. Said he: "The contributions of Dr. Guthrie were so unique and so utterly dependent upon his own magnificent personality and breadth of knowledge that it would be folly for anybody to try to duplicate them."


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