Solemn Service in Montreal
English Cathedrals Hold Memorial Ceremony, in Which
Many High Clergy Take Part.
Montreal, Que., Sept. 18.—[Special.]—An
impressive memorial service for President McKinley was held in the
English Cathedral. It was attended by all the Bishops of the Church
of England in Canada and by upwards of 200 clergy, the majority
of whom took part in the processional and recessional around the
In addition to the Bishops of the
Canadian Church his Lordship, the Bishop of Tinnevelly, India, was
present and occupied one of the stalls in the choir. The service
consisted of the burial office of the Church of England, with appropriate
hymns, psalms, and prayers. The opening sentences were read by the
Lord Bishop of Ontario, the lesson by the Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia,
the prayers before and after the committal, which was omitted, by
his Grace, Archbishop of Montreal, and the final prayers and benediction
by the Lord Bishop of Huron.
The service was largely attended,
almost every portion of the cathedral being filled. Among the congregation
were scores of American visitors in the city. The church was draped
in black for the occasion, the sombreness of which was relieved
insofar as the reading desks, lectern, pulpit, and altar were concerned,
by the British and American flags, which were intertwined with mourning
ribbons of black silk.