Religion: Uncommon Language

Is the language of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer as musty as it is memorable? A good many Englishmen seem to think so, to judge by the hot salvos of mail they have been dropping on the old (1549) masterpiece in the pages of London's Daily Telegraph. Squadron Leader P.J.D. Wood of the R.A.F. touched off the controversy after the death of George VI. While intoning the commemorative service for the late sovereign, wrote Commander Wood to the Telegraph, he had snatched a quick look round at the faces of his airmen, and found them a perfect blank. Wood's conclusion:...

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