A Royal Task

Excerpts from the address delivered at St. Paul's Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie:

"Here is the stuff of which fairy tales are made: the Prince and Princess on their wedding day. But fairy tales usually end at this point with the simple phrase 'They lived happily ever after.' This may be because fairy tales regard marriage as an anticlimax after the romance of courtship. This is not the Christian view. Our faith sees the wedding day not as the place of arrival but the place where the adventure really begins...

"Marriage is first of all a new creation for the...

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