Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
What the hell is that supposed to be??!!
Another Bed, Bath and Beyond sale?
So, what, this guy reckons he's a metropolitan now? Doesn't he know that the Pope put the kibosh on this wacky pallium business years ago?
Not a pallium, Stella, but more likely an orthodox deacon's stole or orarion. Under it is either a dalmatic or sticharion with what looks like a grape print. And all this over a western cassock alb. If he is orthodox, I doubt he much cares what we or the pope says about his pattern choices.
Yes, me thinks that the Deacon was involved in a head-on collision with the clearance bolts at the local fabric store.
There's no way this man is an Orthodox deacon or Orthodox anything. Orthodox clergy don't wear (in addition to this stuff, for one) safety-pin buttons on their vestments... or crosses made out of the melted wiring from a horrific crash into a telephone pole.
Four Words: Saint Gregory's, San Francisco.'Nuf said.
the guy reminds me a bit of Fr. Weedon
The individual in question is definately rocking bishop's attire. The stole is clearly an attempt at a bishop's omophorion. An eastern Deacon's stole would loop under one of the arms, not over both... and I don't know of any eastern deacons who would wear a pectoral cross.Rob+
Quite right, Fr. Rob. I stand corrected though with suspicions the model made the same error. This is the sort of mixed metaphore one gets when East and West unhappily collide.
Nothing "wacky" about Pope Benedict's previous pallium. He was using a more ancient style, one still employed by the non-Latin Particular Churches and the Orthodox Churches, in one of his many attempts to reach out to the East. I don't recall why he elected to return to the more traditional Western pallium, but I wish he hadn't.
Winter pajamas, for the pseudo-bishop who has everything else???
I've heard of crazy quilts, but this is ridiculous!
If this man were actually orthodox, he would be wearing the priest's stole (Epitrakhil) under the sakkos (Dalmatic) and would be wearing an epigonation (diamond shaped thigh shield). Please don't blame this one on the orthodox.
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