Baptism of fire for mobile phone blessing
Let us prey...
The vicar who has written a "liturgy for the blessing of a mobile phone" appears to have shot himself in the foot. The new succentor and junior cardinal at St Paul's Cathedral, Canon Gordon Giles, may be wholly justified in blessing mobile phones, and may be trying to rid the church of its fusty image, but he needs to give his own Web skills the last rites. His blessing ("we have come together in the presence of God, to ask God's succour and support in the management, use and care of this mobile telephonic apparatus...) is supposed to be published on his personal Web site. But when The Register took a reverential look, all we got was a blank screen. "There's nothing wrong with our server," said a defensive helpline operator at Enterprise, the company which hosts the Canon' site. "He's done something really bizarre here and hasn't uploaded it properly," he said. Amen to that. The Register telephoned St Paul's to let the Canon know of the slip, but all we got was an answerphone message. Perhaps the Canon is working on his latest liturgy -- the geek shall inherit the earth. %reg;
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