Two deacons, one Episcopal, one Catholic, were standing on a street in Beverly Hills, in front of Tiffany’s, across from Louis Vuitton.
It could have been the set-up for a joke — and some passersby thought it might be. Or maybe somebody was filming something? They stood and stared at the men dressed in purple stoles, white surplices and long black cassocks.
“Are you real? For real?” one woman in oversized Chanel sunglasses asked Scott Taylor of All Saints Episcopal Church and Eric Stoltz of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Deacons Scott Taylor, left, and Eric Stoltz walk behind Brazilian tourists Vinicius Magalhaes, left, and Francisco Kronemberger after marking their foreheads with ash.