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October 23, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The Shakers are dying out, not that it's any big surprise. After all, their founder predicted it 200 years ago, and this is a religion that's sworn to celibacy. Today, the religious group that once numbered more than 6,000 is down to just a handful--seven women who have all signed the Shaker Covenant, the sect's official roll book.
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June 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
The hymn "Rock of Ages" resonates powerfully through the sparsely furnished room where men sit on one side and women on the other. No religious symbols are visible. The walls are plain and the glass in the windows is wavy with age. It's Sunday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, where a handful of Shakers carry on their religious tradition as they have for more than 200 years in the United States.
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June 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
The hymn "Rock of Ages" resonates powerfully through the sparsely furnished room where men sit on one side and women on the other. No religious symbols are visible. The walls are plain and the glass in the windows is wavy with age. It's Sunday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, where a handful of Shakers carry on their religious tradition as they have for more than 200 years in the United States.
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December 15, 1994 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A vacuum cleaner hummed in the background and two dogs pranced at his feet as Brother Arnold Hadd led the way inside a century-old brick dwelling house at Sabbathday Lake. At first glance, the casually dressed, 38-year-old Hadd hardly fit the image of a custodian of a rich religious tradition and American cultural phenomenon that threatens to slip into the past.
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December 15, 1994 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A vacuum cleaner hummed in the background and two dogs pranced at his feet as Brother Arnold Hadd led the way inside a century-old brick dwelling house at Sabbathday Lake. At first glance, the casually dressed, 38-year-old Hadd hardly fit the image of a custodian of a rich religious tradition and American cultural phenomenon that threatens to slip into the past.
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October 23, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The Shakers are dying out, not that it's any big surprise. After all, their founder predicted it 200 years ago, and this is a religion that's sworn to celibacy. Today, the religious group that once numbered more than 6,000 is down to just a handful--seven women who have all signed the Shaker Covenant, the sect's official roll book.
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