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2008-09-06 18:00:16

By Len Robinson Gabalfa WHEN I read Peter Collins' view of the BBC competition Last Choir Standing, I wondered whether he was born with a bad attitude or whether he cultivated it as he grew up (Echo, August 23). He says that as he writes, he is listening to Bach's Mass in B Minor.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.