Words relating to Christianity have been dropped from a version of the Oxford English dictionary for children in favour of more "modern" words.
So you will look in vain for any of these:-
Abbey, aisle, altar, bishop, chapel, christen, disciple, minister, monastery, monk, nun, nunnery, parish, pew, psalm, pulpit, saint, sin, devil, vicar .
Even words relating to Chriustmas have gone, such as carol, cracker, holly, ivy and mistletoe .
Instead you will find
words like these:-
Blog, broadband, MP3 player, voicemail, attachment, database, export, chatroom, bullet point, cut and paste, analogue .
I don't see any of these "new" words enriching my children's life significantly...........
Even words relating to wildlife and plantlife have gone, because most children live in towns and cities so they don't see flowers etc. Perhaps that is all the more reason these words should be in the wretched dictionary, so children can find out about them !
Full depressing story here, if you can bear to read it.
I am shaking my head in disbelief that even "psalm" has been dumped.
Lord have mercy.