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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 3 to 9 November 2008

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters are the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

'All are one in Thee, for all are Thine'

Once again your weekly letter hits the spot! What a marvelous understanding of the Day of All Saints! Should be required reading for anyone who sings 'For All The Saints. . .'

Thank you!

Lyle Clark
Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Saranac Lake
Tupper Lake, New York, USA
4 November 2008

Don't take an unlocked church for granted

This letter is in reference to an article you published in September, re the inaccessibility of churches nowadays.

In my church, the Vicar built a little comfortable room behind the main church building, baptized it the "prayer room", and encourages parishioners to go there to pray, in preference to the church. The church hasn't actually been locked yet, but we might get there.

I don't think anything, but anything, can compare to the wonderful solitude in a cavernous empty church building of a weekday afternoon, when one can come in and sit quietly and commune.

Wonderful. I think I'll try it some time.

Obi Udeariry
St. Andrew's Church, Aladinma
7 November 2008

Ed note: The letter was actually published on 31 August, but it makes no matter.

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