Wednesday, August 26, 2009

THRONE ROOM

This stole illustrates the danger of turning litugical vestments into artistic statements. This is actually quite good. Those symbols on either side are wonderful but they took me a while to figure out. Because the colors used initially suggested something quite...unspiritual.

More props to Jen.

MAY I TAKE YOUR ORDER?

Lots of people make jokes but the concept of a Starbucks church actually isn't that far-fetched. You and a small group of your friends could occupy the couches in one corner for an hour or so. Most Starbucks are wi-fi now so someone's lapper could call up an interesting sermon or some other video devotional. If you're not particulary sacramental, you could all share a half-caf veinte latte and a low-fat blueberry scone. And if you ever want to go high-church, someone's designed a chasuble for you.

Props to Jen.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

AM I SEEING THINGS?

Or is that Vishnu on Mrs. Schori's left shoulder?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NEW SENS UNIFORMS ANNOUNCED

At a press conference this afternoon, the Ottawa Senators revealed a new alternate uniform that will be worn from time to time this upcoming NHL season. Sens fans were decidedly unimpressed. "Oh my dear Lord," said a Dr. Mabuse, "they look like Anglican Church vestments."

SUNSHINE LOLLIPOPS AND RAINBOWS EVERYTHING

Is what I'd rather not see you wearing during worship.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

UM...NO, TRY AGAIN.

If you think that this site is nothing more than an Episcopal/Catholic beatdown, it's not. Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, actually thought that it was a good idea to conduct Christian worship dressed as illustrated. Nobody knows why.

Props to Peter.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

CLOWN SUITS

At some point, a site dedicated to chronicling what not to wear during Christian worship must deal with the phenomenon of the clown Eucharist. These seem to occur in all Christian denominations(this one is Episcopalian).

All I can say is that if you think it's a spiritually good idea to dress like that while performing the most solemn, meaningful and important of all Christian ceremonies, you don't understand or value that ceremony and you really should start sleeping in on Sunday mornings.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

RAINBOW WARRIOR

It says something, I'm not quite sure what, when the vestment taste of the female minister is considerably less embarrassing than the vestment taste of the male minister. Maine's outgoing Episcopal Bishop Chilton Knudsen(left) hands off the hooked stick to new Bishop Steve Lane.

Once again. What is the four-word underlying principle of this site?

It's not about you.

Thanks to Mike.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UBUNTU IS A XHOSA WORD MEANING...

"Take that off, you look ridiculous!"

Thanks to Smurf Breath for the heads-up.

WHOOPS

The Holy Father has a rare lapse in judgment

Monday, August 3, 2009

THIS IS BAD ECCLESIASTICAL HEADGEAR

This is not.

Any questions?

UPDATE: Okay, fine, it's not a miter. Whatever. But it still kicks the crap out of whatever it is that Mrs. Schori's rocking in that picture.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

RELAXED-FIT LITURGY

If you're of a mind to, you can purchase a stole made of...blue jeans.

My God, I think this site's already run its course.

NOT BAD BUT NOT GOOD

This is an example of a good vestment idea that wasn't brought off particularly well. The dove and the fire are perfectly fine representations of the Holy Spirit. Just don't have the dove flying toward the fire on one side and absent in the other.