by Fr Benedict Kiely
The VERMONT CATHOLIC TRIBUNE
I owe a great deal to the Anglican Church. Educated from the age of eight to 18 at an Anglican private school, the heritage of the Anglican Church, or Episcopal Church as it is more commonly referred to here in the United States, certainly prepared the good soil for my vocation to the priesthood.
Even though I was born and brought up a Catholic, my parents felt that the local Anglican boarding school would give me the best start in life.
We were required to go to "Chapel" every morning, to attend what was, effectively, the Anglican Office of Matins. Always accompanied by a full organ, we learned the great hymns which have made English choirs the envy of the world: the average small Anglican Cathedral choir puts the screeching, chubby Italian boys of the Sistine Chapel choir to shame...
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Hat tip to Mary Ann Mueller.
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