CHURCH APPROVES PRAYER TO GOD, THE MOTHER-The Times (11/19/99)
God will be described as a mother in a prayer overwhelming approved
by the Church of England General Synod yesterday, as bishops vehemently
denied that they were victims of modern feminist fashions.
Supporters of the prayer claimed that God had been described in feminine
language from the times of the Old Testament Prophets, in the time of Jesus
in the New Testament, and during the Middle Ages.
The prayer will be included in a new book, Common Worship, which will
be the first collection of Anglican literature to be put on the Internet
and sold as software disks.
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