Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAROLINA THREEFER

First, a little housecleaning. Things have been a bit on the hectic side around here lately. I'm still working on the field for the 2009-2010 Bad Vestments "Worst Vestment of the Year" voting and should have it up by this weekend.

On to new business. If you run a site like this, any story about the consecration of an Episcopal bishops is like Christmas. You don't know what's in the package but there's a pretty good chance that you're going to love it.

Of course you're going to get socks or a tie once in a while. Granted, I haven't seen many pictures of it but the recent consecration of Mary Glasspool, the Episcopal Church's second homosexual bishop, out in Los Angeles, has to be considered a major disappointment.

But the Diocese of Upper South Carolina just made up for it.  Um...Upper South Carolina, Gracie?  Yup.  For those who don't know, there are almost as many Episcopal dioceses as there are Episcopalians and, as Andy Warhol might have said, in the future, everyone will be an Episcopal bishop for 15 minutes.

Anyway, Upper SC just consecrated a new bishop.  That's him in the middle, the Rev. W. Andrew Waldo.  I'm not sure what's going on there.  I guess it's a variation of that flames theme.  Once again, it's kind of not a good idea if they look like they're coming from that direction.

The woman to Bishop Waldo's right is rocking a stole with the names of women from the Bible signifying, of course, that there were...women...in the...Bible.  I don't know about you but I didn't know that so I appreciate this woman communicating that fact.

I don't know what's happening on the stole on the woman to the Bishop's left.  God's in charge of the weather?  A tribute to the cold front?  Go Iowa State Cyclones?

24 comments:

AncientBriton said...

Female stole call?

Mary said...

He is auditioning for a spot in the next "Where's Waldo" book!

Dave said...

Maybe we could get the one lady a companion stole: Lilith, Zipporah (Exodus 4:26 -ouch!), Delilah, Bathsheba, Jezebel, Athaliah, Mrs. Job, Proverbs 21:19, Sapphira, the Whore of Babylon...am I missing anyone?

Elephantschild said...

Estimate cattage, computer.

Calculating... calculating...

*ding*

Estimated cattage is 3.7 cats per clergyperson, and one yappy Italian greyhound for the good Bishop.

Monika said...

Ah - Arlechinno! Surrounded by other beloved Commedia dell'arte characters.

Al said...

I have absolutely no idea what those symbols are, but you can rest assured that they have nothing to do with Iowa State. Their sybol is a cardinal named Cy. Buesides, the symbol looks more like a hurricane than a cyclone/tornado.

midwestnorwegian said...

Check out the "I am woman, hear me roar" stole.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that one of the Episcopalian priestesses is wearing a ROSARY?

bob m said...

AT least they did decide on a basic red color scheme. The woman next to the cyclone (or is it huricanes???) if you look closely might be United Methodist, between the quilt stars is the UM cross and flame, although the flame should be red. Went to the local UMC Conference web site and checked if perhaps they might have invited the local UMC bishop but it is not her.

Anonymous said...

A woman wearing a stole. What a mockery.

St. Blogwen said...

Unless it's mink, eh, dear Anonymous?

doanli aka "orange blossom" said...

We live in upper South Carolina, and this is the church my now Anglican husband left. (Anglicans are the orthodox Episcopalians)

I'll have to show this to him. Hee hee.

midwestnorwegian said...

Quite the dyke brigade.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what kind of blog is this? Dyke brigade? Episcopalian priestesses? "A woman wearing a stole. What a mockery?"

Gentlemen, a little respect would be nice, don't you think. I mean, you know: for Christian gentlemen?

Try limiting your comments to the 'bad vestments" and save your bad-taste political commentary for some other place. God knows, there are enough of them in the blogosphere.

Anonymous said...

A woman has no business wearing a collar.

Anonymous said...

Check out the Carolina Hurricanes logo. It's awfully similar.

Catherine S. said...

Did you notice that his SISTER made the vestments??

"His sister, Anne Louise Waldo Gillilan, a professional designer of ecclesiastical vestments and altar hangings from Kenai, Alaska, and a team of four additional artists and stitchers spent several weeks working in an Alabama basement making the vestments presented to Waldo."


Also, according to the local paper, the service was four hours long. People, there is ABSOLUTELY NO EARTHLY REASON why a consecration service should last that long!!! My father's was less than half that!

Catherine S. said...

Oh, but check out some of her other stuff:
http://angelworkdesigns.com/Commissions.html

The Calico Quilter said...

One look at the bishop's vestments and I started humming "I'm Mister Heat Miser, I'm Mister Sun." (Does anybody recognize the reference? Anybody?)

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this pic? Can anyone guess?

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/07/06/bishop10c.jpg

West Coast liberal said...

Yes, there are women in the Bible. How about Eve? Miriam? Mary the mother of Jesus? And many more. Do you have a problem with that?

Anonymous said...

The only time I've seen uglier vestments ... those worn by the PB of the Episcopal Church ... those clown vestments she wears.

Christopher Johnson said...

WCL,

Not at all. It's just that I didn't need a stole to remind me of something I already knew.

Terri Torkko said...

I suspect her rosary is Anglican.

And the woman to the Bishop's right is Devon Anderson.