Monday, September 20, 2010

NO. NO. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!

I don't know who this guy is and I don't care.  I'm sorry.  I don't care what you're trying to communicate here.  This is completely unacceptable.

40 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

These Lutherans are out of control.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's a game: As in, "Where's Pluto?" -- Elle

X said...

It's Gen 1:1. And it's scary. It's a spectacle.

Anonymous said...

Eucharistic Prayer C just comes to mind just beyond the thought of KJS's tailor has struck again.

At your command all things came to be:
the vast expanse of interstellar space,
galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.


The next thought was that this was a magician until I saw the background. Obviously, since nothing stops TEC down it's path, vestments are a visible commentary of the slide to the ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be reading a book set in my favorite era, the late middle ages. The clergy were so out of control of their egos that they arrayed themselves in garments rivaling their kings. These "me me" folks, today, seem of the same mind.

Doodler said...

I quite like it! Where can I buy a High Mass Set?

AncientBriton said...

It's just spherical objects!

Pastor Schuster said...

Mr. Johnson, don't be sorry. This is heinous.

Nickie Goomba, why do you think that the man wearing this thing is Lutheran?

Kant Think said...

He was preaching on Joseph, right? And this vestment was really just a cast-off from the local theater group's summer production of the musical? Right? That's the only logical explanation I can think of...
New to this site. I work at a Catholic church and have many minister friends. I've shared this site with all of them, regardless of denomination. Keep up the good work!

Nickie Goomba said...

Pastor Schuster... I assume this is a Lutheran because no Episcopalian would or could ever exercise such poor judgement. Whereas those Lutherans are wild and without boundaries.

Al said...

What Kant said.

Father Robert Lyons said...

This 'vestment' looks quite similar to some done by Queen Margerethe (sp?) of Denmark, as featured in a book "The Patchwork Pilgrimage".

And by quite similar, I mean 'just as bad'.

Rob+

Light from Ann Arbor said...

Liberace's back and he's been ordained!

Anonymous said...

Hey, is this person wearing gray trousers? Yet another clue that says he's Lutheran. -- Elle

Anonymous said...

Um, someone inspired by the hymn "Earth and All Stars?"

"Earth and all stars, loud rushing planets/ Sing to the Lord a new song."
Except it is a loud, rushing vestment. That should be quietly retired.
LittleRed1

Paul Woodrum said...

While the design is a bit over the top, I'm in awe of the craftsmanship that went into this celebraion of God the Creator.

It bears no resemblance to the work of Primate Jefferts Schori's 'tailors' though it does suggest the Episcopalians' Eucharistic Prayer C: "galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses."

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be Lutheran. He'd be wearing brown loafers too.
dan

Free Range Anglican said...

Saints preserve us! If this is, as X said, Gen 1:1 it is clearly the chaos part. That has to be the grand poobah of ugly. Even the cut of it, cope or cape? Nasty. Thankfully the clerical victim this hideous beast devouring is kept anonymous.

William Tighe said...

No, no, no; it's Saruman after he ceased to be Saruman the White.

Anonymous said...

First time to this site. Love it.

OK, I'm confused. Cut me some slack, I'm Orthodox.

Since when does the priest (or priestess Lord have mercy) get to choose what terrible terrible vestments they wear? The pattern and color is determined by the season, is it not?

If my priest were seen in any of these outrageous outfits, he would be escorted out of the church right to the nearest emergency room for eval. Don't these people realize that the liturgy is NOT about them but about God??!!

What on earth is happening to Christ's Holy Church??

Steve

Therese Z said...

How was this pose captured? Was the celebrant wooshing his arms around as he moved along?

Pretending to fly, maybe? In among the tall awful puppets?

The soul boggles.

Father Theodore said...

Words fail me...

Catherine said...

what this picture is lacking is James Brown sidekicks who take the cape off the Godfather of Soul. But I also thought of Saruman...

Anonymous said...

Must be part of a fashion show organized by the local churches at some fair or other. Behold the exhibit of the "High Church of Weed and Other Things Smokable, Inhalable or Coming in Little White Pills".

Pompous Ass

pelerin said...

It's The Mikado!

Anonymous said...

Thats the Child Catcher coat from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fr. Michael W. Millard+ said...

First thought: Someone raided Sir Elton's closet.

Second thought: Somebody was selling off Andrew Lloyd Weber's old costumes for charity.

Gail F said...

I don't know why he's wearing it but I would assume he is in that position just for the photo, not because he is dancing around. I wonder how many similar photos are of the poor clergy posing for pictures just after they've been given vestments as gifts. Yes, I try to be charitable. But it looks like it's a leftover costume from "Flash Gordon."

Maureen said...

Gross!

Warren Anderson said...

The piece of gaud which passeth all understanding.

Richard A said...

@anonymous Steve on Sept 22:

My first time here too, but let me answer your question.

No, some people do NOT realize that liturgy is all about God, not themselves.

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

Not having been employed for Yes album covers for some time, artist Roger Dean has found new employment.

Either that, or somebody raided the gypsy's closet.

Regardless, this is truly tacky beyond words.

Amy said...

I didn't know Liberace was still alive.

Whyte Fairy said...

IT'S THE GREAT CONJUNCTION!

1389 said...

He's dressed up like a full-blown migraine headache.

ÁLVARO MENÉNDEZ BARTOLOMÉ said...

Es como un payaso haciendo payasadas... Aunque también se acerca a lo chabacano e incluso a lo demoníaco. Qué vergüenza.
That man is just like a clumsy clown... And he's also gaudy and, even, demonic. What a shame!

Subvet said...

My eyes! My eyes!

Anonymous said...

Everybody relax: This is a photo of a Hatian voodoo ceremony that got on this blog by mistake.
Right, everybody?
Everybody?

Johnny said...

Reminds me of the St Olaf's College Hymn:
"Earth and all Stars, Loud rushing Planets..."

theraineyview said...

I used to go to a school where the students had done some of the walls like this in the 70s. In 1980, it was all painted over. For a reason.