Religion: Farewell Performance

One day in 1870, a Madison Avenue minister refused to officiate at the funeral of Actor George Holland and thereby helped make one of Manhattan's landmarks. There was "a little church around the corner" where the funeral might be held, the minister suggested, and actors have been going to the Little Church Around the Corner, on 29th Street just off Fifth Avenue, ever since.

Last week 300 of them turned out at a luncheon to honor the Rev. Dr. J. H. Randolph Ray, rector of the Little Church (officially, the Protestant Episcopal Church of...

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