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A reader asks about the fact that six recently appointed bishops are all married to other priests

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You answer a reader's question about an incumbent who may have dementia 

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Out of the question: It is the custom in most C of E cathedrals and some larger parishes for the lay crucifer to wear a dalmatic. As the dalmatic is normally a vestment of an ordained deacon, where did this tradition originate, and is it still appropriate?

Looks like a dalmatic, probably a tunicle

Out of the question: It is the custom in most C of E cathedrals and some larger parishes for the lay crucifer to wear a dalmatic. As the dalmatic is normally a vestment of an ordained deacon, where did this tradition originate, and is it appropriate?

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Out of the question: In Choral Evensong on Radio 3 on 31 December, the officiant said the General Thanksgiving from the Prayer Book. This was probably the first time I had heard that prayer for more than 40 years. Is it still used regularly anywhere?

Amber communion wine?

Out of the question: Where does the practice of using amber wine for communion come from, and why is it done? Do we not lose the symbolism of red wine?

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Out of the question: It is usually interpreted that "no room at the inn" in Bethlehem was a result of typical bureaucratic bungling of census arrangements. I wonder whether there is an alternative explanation

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Out of the question: Should we stop calling Lent a fast, now that true fasting is rare?

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Out of the question: Why are so many almshouses dedicated to St John the Baptist? 

Reforming the peace

Out of the question: When did the Peace become a chaotic, free-for-all intermission, and what can be done to apply some sanity to this part of the service of worship 

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