Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR 2010 TRINITY-WALL STREET EPISCOPAL CHURCH BOWLING TEAM!!

Mr. David Sibley sends along this new look at a classic bad vestment first mentioned here.  Two things strike me about these things.  Now that I know what that design is supposed to be, I hate it slightly less than I did before.  And the concept of the liturgical uniform really creeps me out.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What did you think of the cope the Pope wore for the Palm Sunday procession?

Christopher Johnson said...

Didn't see it. Got a picture or a link to one?

AncientBriton said...

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,..."
Petros

Rev. Allen Bergstrazer said...

Looks like they just got back from a Flordia Gator's football game and forgot to take their rain gear off.
Or maybe that's 'liturgical yellow' they're wearing.

Therese Z said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M5mQhY1RgcI/S68rFIzMPCI/AAAAAAAAIDQ/YPNwDtm5Ixo/s1600/4.jpg

Pope's cope is dope.

Michael said...

Pope cope is beautiful.

Christopher Johnson said...

Therese,

I can't get that link to work. Would you mind e-mailing to me? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love the Pope, love the cope! Viva il Papa!

Matt said...

Actually I think the Pope's vestments in that picture are beautiful. They're a far cry from the garish blunders you normally see on this website.

Christopher Johnson said...

Have to agree. Therese Z sent me a link to the Pope cope previously alluded to. It's elaborate but it's dignified which means that it will never see the light of day here.

Anonymous said...

Il papa looks as if he's wearing wallpaper from a New Orleans whorehouse - but then that's part of Vatican tradition too.

Wilfried said...

Jerusalem cross or no, they still look like football jerseys.

And all the wearers look fat.

FrZ+ said...

Problem #1: It's how to make the Jerusalem Cross look like the University of Texas' cheerleaders.

Problem #2: Only the celebrant should be wearing the chasuble: concelebrants should wear amice, alb, stole and maniple over their cassocks (but may wear copes in procession).

[Waddya mean, I'm old-fashioned?]

Anonymous said...

I think this could work very well if the cross design was about half of the size it is now.