By the Reverend Dr. Gillian Klee
Reflection at 5:30 p.m., May 14
It was the funeral of the Emperor Franz Josef of Austria. He was to be buried with his Hapsburg ancestors in the burial vaults in the Capuchin Monastery in Vienna. A grand procession made its way past the crowds to the monastery gate. The herald rapped on the gate and from within the Abbot asked, “Who are you, who knocks?”
The Herald replied, “I am Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria, King of...