September ten years ago

No, this is no post about where I was and what I did.
Some weeks ago in the very trusted weekly newspaper “Die ZEIT” an article appeared written by Hartmut M. Hanauske-Abel (60), who lives in NewYork since the 1980s and is a member of St.Paul’s in Manhattan. Some American readers of this humble blog may remember the name of this church. Hanauske-Abel writes about the then pastor of St. Paul’s Chapel, Lyndon HARRIS – hence the title: The Martyrium of Lyndon HARRIS.
HARRIS did what had to be done. The chapel played its role and never was more a church then in these days and weeks.
So why “martyrium”? Because HARRIS was treated namely by his superiors like a leper afterwards. Especially a bloke called  Daniel P. Matthews not only treated this man like a piece of shit (sorry, but true), but saied Matthews also got rid of the letters, sketches etc. that afterwards were sent to St.Paul’s by mail, especially written by children; and he took care that no trace of what had happened in this church survived. But at any occasion saied super Matthews cared to appear on the photographs, while he managed to get rid of HARRIS.
Okay, this is all terribly one-sided. Maybe HARRIS is an egocentric greedy heartless Mistkerl rubbing shoulders with his Wall-Street-chronies, or maybe he’s such a bad character that there is no place for him in St.Paul’s, or any other church under the influence of super Matthews.
I do not follow the American media, especially tv. So I have no idea whether in the American public the name HARRIS plays any role, is of any significance. I would like to know about this – and someone should ask Hanauske-Abel for the permission to translate his article – maybe before the public back slapping by people who were not there, starts.


I was asked about the German text authored by Hanauske-Abel I linked above. So I made a translation: Please see that English is not my natural language. I did not ask Mr. Hanauske-Abel for permission. I link a pdf LyndonHarris.

Wonder who will be seen in St. Paul’s Chapel tomorrow.