posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 04:14 AM
reply to post by Vitruvian
ah man I thought I was going to get to post this info. Oh well at least someone put it up here. They also have a strange way of celebrating the
feast of St. Francis with a "Musical Mass" called "Missa Gaia" which is almost ridiculously pagan for a supposed Christian church.
Also there's the Peace Fountain
on the grounds of the church which requires a good bit of
shoehorning to fit into the average persons views of Christianity.
Look at some of the guys who have been the deans of the cathedral: The dean right now James Kowalski paraded peacocks down the aisle during that
"Missa Gaia" I mentioned. Then there was James Morton who was dean for 25 years who made news most recently for working with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
to build what was then to be called Cordoba House but now is referred to as Park 51
depicted as a collective and interfaith project they certainly showed their hand by calling it Cordoba house after the name of a former capital of an
Then a little farther back you've got James Pike who takes the cake as far as people whom you would ask "So you became a reverend because....?"
He believed neither in the virgin Mary, the existence of Hell, nor the Trinity, After the death of his son he even participated in a televised seance
in an effort to reconcile with his son whom Pike believed was the source of ongoing poltergeist like activity in his life. Heresy charges were raised
several times against the reverend but they were never pursued due to Pike popularity with the Episcopal congregation and the public in general.
It's certainly a strange place.