Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
In fairness, Chris, I don't think the HF always has a choice, at least when he's on his travels (as he was when he wore this monstrosity). The taste on display when he's on his home turf is in stark contrast to the stuff provided by the local organisers of papal ceremonies – some of whom seem to be out to humiliate him (or to use him in order to make personal statements of their own.)
I should add, it's a sign of the man's humility that he meekly puts on whatever's put in front of him. But I bet he breathes a sigh of relief when he gets back to base, where he can have his own way without behaving like a prima donna.
Francis, I clicked on your link -- the photo was from the notorious papal trip to Austria, where the vestments were simply atrocious.And didn't Papa Benedict fire his master of ceremonies as soon as he got back to Rome? Since then, his vestments have been much classier.
Francis, I'll cut him some slack on that blue thing. Maybe he's a Marquette University basketball fan. :-)
At least it's got crosses on it, unlike some TEC monstrosities.
Looks like the Green Wizard! But I agree with Katherine, this is nowhere near as outré as most TET abominations!
What's the point of being THE Pope if you can;t even choose your vestments?
Was it St. Paddy's Day?
This lapse in judgement is not rare.It is well done and common.LPC
I didn't even know that you could make a chasuble from lime sherbet... isn't science wonderful!
I think that's the same shade of green as my bathroom walls...
Holy Father, WTF?!
I blame Pierro Marini. Yes, he is called out.
It's just such a weird shade of green and are those starry crosses or...
What season does mint signfiy?
It could be way worse. I kind of like it...oh Lord, something is wrong with me isn't there?
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