The diary of a priest, being random thoughts and various things of possible interest from the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio, Texas.
25 September 2012
It was a year ago today that our former Headmaster, Ralph Johnston, suffered a stroke which led to his death some months later. A Requiem Mass is offered today for the repose of his soul, and a beautiful Russian icon which belonged to him, and which was given to us by his widow, will be dedicated and hung by the lectern. It depicts Our Lady of Kazan, and is adorned with a gold oklad (also called a "rizza") which protects the icon and gives it added dignity.