Saturday, November 14, 2009

"GRAY SKIES ARE GOING TO CLEAR UP,"

"Put on a happy face!"

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure which is worse, his cope or the one behind him with the off-color stole.

Chris said...

As is so often asked on here - which liturgical colour is that meant to be?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Anglican to me - in which case there is no standard set of liturgical colors.

If not, however, silver vestments are permitted in place of white and (I beieve) green.

Anonymous said...

He's like a chameleon or an octopus - blending in with the environment.

Anonymous said...

Wow, bishop's camouflage! That's something our hierarchs in the AOCA could use.....
Subdeacon Bob

Aelred said...

Church of Sweden. The woman in the bright blue cope has recently been elected Bishop.

As for why the mitred Bishop is wearing vestments that match the color of the Cathedral's stone....well, that's an interesting question.

Anonymous said...

What denomination is this where camouflage vestments and secret service guys are needed? The blue vested person is obviously a decoy....

Scott Diekmann said...

It's coincidence that his vestments match the stone. He's actually wearing the old drapes from the living room that his wife rescued from the dumpster.

Anonymous said...

In the photo is Anders Wejryd, the Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden. He does have some regrettable vestments, alas ... The Church of Sweden is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, and is not prescriptive when it comes to liturgical colours, though the "customary" western colours are often used.

Anonymous said...

Scott..the Scarlett O'Hara approach to vestments?

Scott Diekmann said...

The Scarlett O'Hara approach! I like that.

I'm a Lutheran, and I'm thinking the Church of Sweden may not be prescriptive, or descriptive, of Lutheran theology either.

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Arden Forester said...

Which is supposed to be the bad vestment? The bishop's or the one worn by the cleric behind him?

Simon said...

This is the lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala Anders Wejryd (Church of Sweden) which have just ordained an opelnly gay women (living with another woman) as bishop. The same archbishop who supported (the bishops have no real power in the lutheran church of sweden, only politicans) the church of sweden redefining marrige, embracing also same-sex couples.

Simon Platt said...

My Swedish is poor. How does one pronounce "Wejryd"?

Fredrik (a Swedish ordinand) said...

As a Swede I would say that most, if not all, use the traditional liturgical colours.

But there is some kind of sick tendency towards gray, light blue, light pink, tasteless and ugly designed vestments. Maybe it's because of their sick and tasteless theology?

Mr Platt: Wejryd is pronounced "Vay (as in "way", but with "v") "ry:d" ("y" is pronounced like the French "u" or the German "ΓΌ").

Anonymous said...

Since sometimes bishops are buried in the cathedral, maybe he's just getting accustomed to the colors that will be part of his crypt.

Anonymous said...

HI Fredrick, cool quote and theological interpretation

Iam an Anglican Priest In Australia

But even your Primate looks better than My Metropolitan The Archbishop of Sydney who preaches in his own Catherdral in a Suite and TIE looks like a CEO of a Corporartion

Fr Glenn Stewart