The Dean’s menagerie
The Very Rev. James Parks Morton, who in 25 years as dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan transformed it from a religious backwater into a vibrant center for the arts, the homeless, circus performers, household pets, endangered animals and interfaith engagement, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.
I’m not the world’s most imaginative guy, but I can easily imagine a more religiously orthodox lead paragraph on this obituarry.