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By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 15, 2005

The Church Times discusses the special circumstances attending the upcoming exchange of china between the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Parker Bowles:

Since St George's Chapel is a Royal Peculiar, there must be some doubt whether it is bound to adhere to provisions in Common Worship.

An online lexicon defines a "peculiar" as a place of worship not under the jurisdiction of a bishop, in which respect it resembles the vast majority of campus ministry chapels of my acquaintance. It further explains that a Royal Peculiar is a place of worship under the direct jurisdiction of the queen, in which respect it resembles the vast ...

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  • Posted by: frjimc - Feb. 15, 2005 12:12 PM ET USA

    With appropriate apologies to Larry the Cable Guy: Diogenes, now THAT's funny, I don't care who y'are!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 15, 2005 10:02 AM ET USA

    It had appeared to me that the business of all organized religion during the twentieth century, in the West anyway, was to eliminate all "provisions in Common Worship". The happy result then for these religionists is that there is nothing common about any "Common Worship".