John William Coltrane
During his lifetime, the famous jazz saxophonist had no known
connexion with Orthodoxy, although he did have a dramatic
religious experience which caused him to abandon drugs and
alcohol and begin a spiritual quest which he did not complete
before his death. He appears in this library because he
has been canonised by the (itself doubtfully canonical)
African Orthodox Church,
complete with a Byzantine-style ikon,
and the juridsiction's most famous parish owes that status
to being named for him.
Norman Hugh Redington
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