Religion: Sunday on Thursday

"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath," Jesus admonished the Pharisees. This week Boston's venerable Unitarian King's Chapel will begin an experiment that might shock more than Pharisees: repeating Sunday's service on Thursday night for churchgoers who would rather spend Sunday playing golf, painting screens or driving bumper to bumper.

Said Minister Joseph Barth in announcing the new plan from the pulpit: "The church no longer dominates our Sunday activity or lack of it. Sunday is becoming the church's chief contribution to the long weekend. Why not, then, this spring, as not too radical a solution,...

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