Religion: Steele on Lent

Pious Philadelphia is the home of an Episcopalian whose church, St. Luke & The Epiphany, is best known as "Dr. Steele's Church." A onetime mathematics teacher, Rev. Dr. David McConnell Steele, 62, three years ago resigned as active rector of St. Luke & The Epiphany after nearly 20 years service in one of the richest parishes in the diocese. However, Dr. Steele is still Rector Emeritus and he is still in active charge of an active mind.

Since his retirement, the Rector Emeritus of "Dr. Steele's Church" has occasionally performed a funeral or marriage service but has seldom been...

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