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"OBEY" TO REMAIN.

ELIMINATION- NOTICE WITHDRAWN.

THE BISHOPS' VIEWS. (Per Press Association —Copyright.) .(Received February 21/12.15 p.m.) LONDON, February 20. At the Upper House Convocation sitting the Bishop of Lincoln withdrew his notice of an amendment to the marriage service 'eliminating the word '■obey," recognising that the opposition was too strong. - (Received February 21, 1.15 p.m.) ■ At the. Convocation, 'prior to the Bishop of Lincoln's withdrawal; the ' Bishop of Winchester said the matter interested an increasing number of the public. He could not help thinking, after all they knew,., that it was regrettable that the word "obey " should continue in the marriage ceremony. The Archbishop of Canterbury ventured to think it more desirable that the' questions involved should be raised in another 1 way, and opportunities would be afforded at no distant date. . The Bishop'of Hereford contended that the relations of wife and husband had largely changed, thanks considerably to the influence of the Christian faith, and the time is near when i should become their duty to discuss the matter. * .'

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"OBEY" TO REMAIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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"OBEY" TO REMAIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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