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A fine discovery

Dear Editor:

Rarely are there Episcopal-Anglican news stories in the local newspapers, so this one centers on the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado headquartered at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver.

On Aug. 31, I attended mass at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral and discovered on Sept. 7 the Cathedral would feature the Rev. Herbert Donovan, retired Episcopal Bishop of Arkansas and present Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church in the Wall Street area of New York City, as guest speaker for the outdoor “Saint John’s Day Celebration” open to the public with free food, live entertainment and many different tables featuring church activities groups, including the vestry (church board of directors).

Trinity Episcopal Church was the only building below Vesey Street that was undamaged on Sept. 11, 2001. It is a very old, wealthy church which owns a lot of land and buildings on Manhattan Island in New York City.

Also Trinity Episcopal Church was the church featured in the “National Treasure”

motion picture starring Nicholas Cage.

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Now Providence on Aug. 31 had me discover an original “1706 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England” out in the open for all to use any time at the Westminister Law Library at the University of Denver! I found out there were Cathedral parish members who didn’t know the university had such a fine treasure of significance to Anglicans, Episcopals and Anglophiles. Did you know?

Bishop Donovan gave a wonderful lecture which also his wife, Mary Donovan, participated in. She is a noted Episcopal scholar concentrating on women in the Episcopal Church.

Emzy Veazy III

Aspen

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