Es geht um das 1640 veröffentlichte Bay Psalm Book, das erste Druckwerk der heutigen USA.
“Those are obviously longstanding gifts that are important to the church,” said Davis Yetman, whose grandfather began attending Old South shortly after World War I. “I don’t think any previous generation has ever said, ‘We’re so poor we have to sell this.’ And the church has gone through a lot of times harder than this.”
Makholm, an economic consultant from Boston, said the proposal is a hasty, shortsighted, and unnecessary move by clergy and lay leaders who seem indifferent to the division they are sowing in the congregation.
For some of the church’s older members, he added, the psalm book and silver provide a tangible connection to the congregation’s venerable past.
Update: Verkauf findet statt