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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

True ecumenism in action.

"Just pray that I shall be adequate."--Rev. Clark Poling, Dutch Reformed pastor and hero aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on February 3, 1943.

The prayer was answered--and then some--that cold February morning. A German U-Boat torpedoed the Dorchester, a troop transport on the way to Britain. Four chaplains--one Jewish, one Catholic, one Reformed and one Methodist--gave the last full measure of devotion to their country and God that cold morning, organizing the survivors, passing out life jackets, and ultimately giving up their own. Read the whole story.

Thanks to Chris Johnson for the link.

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