Religion: The East at Westminster

The sacrament of another church was administered last week in the Church of England's Westminster Abbey. The occasion: the baptism, in Eastern Orthodox ceremony, of the three-month-old Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, son of young King-in-Exile Peter, heir of the Kara-George-vitches. Gold-braided George VI attended the ceremony as godfather. He thus fulfilled an obligation assumed in 1944 when he was koum (best man)* at the King's wedding to Princess Alexandra of Greece.

High point of the occasion for Britons when the baptismal delegation was received in London: the embrace of bearded Serbian Patriarch Gavrilo and the Rt. Hon. and Most Rev. Geoffrey F....

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