Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
Six Words... You've got to be kidding me!
Wow! Just when you thought you've seen it all.
Nonononono..... I gotta raise a flag on this one....there's no way.
I just...I call shenanigans. I can't quite bring myself to believe this is true.
Which denomination claims this, er, priest?
My correspondent says it's legit. And I believe that this person is a Methodist.
So, is a ghost considered "in both kinds" or not?
now that is one hideous stole!
Good Lord !If this preacher is old enough to recognize this stuff, he is certainly old enough to know better !
I think this post totally justifies this wonderful Blog.
Maybe he's a part-time pastor and his day job is in pediatrics. This thing looks like some scrubs I've seen....
Back in the day, if you got a really high score on a game released by Activision, you could get a patch. (I had three of my own, because I rock.) I never knew that if you did really well, they sent you a stole and an ordination.
You know, I'm never going to complain about Southern Baptist preachers wearing light blue suits in summer ever again, so help me G-d. Or about the rabbi's Miss Piggy necktie.LittleRed1
"the rabbi's Miss Piggy necktie"... I'm sorry, but that's just not kosher.
somebody gave that to the priest...most vestments are offerings...and are accepted with a courteous smile...it ain't the priest who has bad taste...
Sorry. If we're talking about a necktie or even vestments little kids helped make, that's one thing. But this thing isn't either one of those. This thing has no business being worn during the worship of God and I hope, that if a parishioner ever gave such a garment to me, I'd like to think that I'd be honest enought to tell him or her, "Thanks for the thought but I can't wear this during the liturgy."
I had sheets like this when I was young!
Off all the hideous things you've posted, this one, I believe, actually merits terms such as "profane" and perhaps "sacriligious"!
If anything shows that the mainline denominations are no longer about God but they are "All About Me," this stole comes really close.
LOL! I'd actually want of this... if only to show it in College. This is by far the weirdest item on this blog!
@Sean: I know that I did! And if they made them Queen-size (and I wasn't married) I would have them once again!
Just imagine the poor organist trying to perform this:http://www.wavsource.com/snds_2010-08-29_3556550739210817/video_games/pacman/pacman_intro.wavAnd how fast the acolytes will move during its use as an introit.
PAC-MAN?! This guy had a lot of nerve wearing that!
Does this mean he has his game face on?
I'm unfamiliar with the iconography tradition here. Is Jesus being portrayed as the Pac-Man of Sorrows? Or is this showing Him as the hero successfully navigating the labyrinth of the human world, filled with the monsters and ghosts of sin?Maybe somebody just used that as a backing fabric, and the real stole is on the other side.
This is frighteningly close to your modest proposal that churches use the NASCAR technique of having clergy raise funds by wearing vestments with corporate promotions. Down the slippery slope they fall.....Brook P.
And God saw it was good.
While this shows the individual's quirky .. personality... um.. theologically it says.... um....
If you are old enough to remember this, you are old enough to know better.
I can't believe no one else has made a ""Holy Ghost" reference yet!
I agree with Vagabond catholic.This stole, the attitude that allows the wearer to think this is ok, is actually offensive
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