The Very Rev. James Morton, who led the Cathedral of St. John the Divine from 1972 to 1997, died on Saturday.
Morton took over during a difficult time for the church and the city, and pushed ahead with social justice and artistic endeavors that have made the cathedral a central cultural institution in the city. From partnering with artists to opening a homeless shelter on the church grounds, Morton became a leader in the community. It’s worth reading his obituary in the New York Times.
The cathedral will hold a funeral service for Morton on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.