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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich, 1930-03-29

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pendleton instructs Iungerich on the structure of the dedication service for the new church building. Instead of an antiphon, Pendleton would like the service to include a hymn, psalm, or anthem following the sermon. Pendleton himself will perform the opening, dedication, and closing, and Iungerich will read the three lessons and perform the antiphons in between. Bishop DeCharms will preach the sermon. Pendleton favors splitting the service into larger sections as “it is not good ritual to have frequent changes back and forth of ministerial voices.” Pendleton confirms that the giving of the Word from the Pastor to the Bishop should be done in silence as “it is much more natural and impressive than a speech would be at that point in the service.” Pendleton recommends that Iungerich say “something fitting” when receiving the key and passing it to the Bishop for placement upon the alter. He informs Iungerich that the offering should be brought forward and received by the Pastor during the signing which follows the sermon. After placing the key on the alter, the Bishop will raise his hand and pronounce the formal dedication. Pendleton approves of the addition of the children’s choir.


  • 1930-03-29


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA