The History of Leith

March 10, 2012

EQUALITY AT THE LORD’S SUPPER-1905

EQUALITY AT THE LORD’S SUPPER.
It is related of Ihe Duke of Wellington, that once
when he remained to take the Sacrament at his Parish
Church, a very poor old man went up the opposite aisle,
and, reaching the Communion Table, knelt down close by
the side of the Duke. Someone came and touched the poor
man on the shoulder, and whispered to him to move
farther away, or to rise and wait until the Duke had
received the bread and wine. But the eagle eye and the
quick ear of the great commander caught the meaning of
that touch and that whisper. He clasped the old man’s
hand, and held him, to prevent his rising ; and in a
reverential undertone, but most distinctly said, ” Do not
move ; we are all equal here.”

source-South Leith Church-1905

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