Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MAXIM

If you ever see your minister walk into church dressed like this, it is not only your right to get up and leave, it is your Christian duty.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

What the hell is that supposed to be??!!

Christopher Johnson said...

Another Bed, Bath and Beyond sale?

Stella Oriens said...

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?

Paul Woodrum said...

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.

Andy said...

Yes, me thinks that the Deacon was involved in a head-on collision with the clearance bolts at the local fabric store.

Anonymous said...

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.

Dave M said...

Four Words: Saint Gregory's, San Francisco.

'Nuf said.

Anonymous said...

the guy reminds me a bit of Fr. Weedon

Father Robert Lyons said...

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+

Paul Woodrum said...

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.

Rob said...

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.

Father Theodore said...

Winter pajamas, for the pseudo-bishop who has everything else???

Anonymous said...

I've heard of crazy quilts, but this is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

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.