Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
Looks like Doc from Fraggle Rock, "Eh, Sprocket?"
If the green were less yellow, say a true Loden green, it would be much more attractive. That said, I'm not sure Loden is a liturgical color, even in Austria.I know you can get various Bible translations for your smart phones. Is this part of the new Tele-liturgy?
Mixed shades can really clash badly, can't they? The chasuble alone is not great, I think the chalice veil matches it, but paired with the frontal and whatever that is dangling off the altar (a bookmark? the maniple he removed to preach?!) it really doesn't go. We should probably be glad there was no green cope available to add yet another green!
This is Bishop Martin Shaw, former Bishop of Argyll and The Isles in the Scottish Episcopal Church, with the post-retiral Synod Clerk looking on admiringly. You should see the Synod Clerk in his tartan trews . . .
Take it from this Austrian:Loden certainly isn't a liturgical colour. You could, in theory, wear a loden chasuble during the green periods of the ecclesiastical year. I should, however, recommend it only for Nov. 3rd (Mass of St. Hubert, patron saint of hunters), for a Bergmesse (mass on a mountain top, popular in some parts of the Alps) or a mass said during a foot-pilgrimage. Pompous Ass
Bad news, guys: red-on-green and green-on-red chasubles are out there. And we're not talking wine-on-loden, we're talking carmine-on-kelly. I once had a whole group of arch-traditionalists who, when asked why, couldn't see anything wrong with them. Personally I think you should be glad it even has orphreys.
Is his hand on backwards?! That looks like a left hand holding the phone...
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