Friday, November 25, 2005
Church vestments anyone?
The story goes that the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was in solemn assembly discussing church vestments when the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution took to the streets of St Petersburg. It may well be apocryphal, but it is a story that haunts perceptive church people. They often fear they will get so caught up in internal religious issues that they miss really important matters confronting the wider community. So begins Muriel Porter's article on the church and terrorism. Think about it - and a wider reality.