Tuesday, October 5, 2010

VESTMENT OR STAR TREK COSTUME?

You just don't know!

21 comments:

Bryan Owen said...

My 7-year-old son says it's a Star Trek costume.

anonymous said...

It's obviously the outfit of a vulcan sub-commander from the science directorate who's been assigned to a diplomatic mission on an earth-vessel. Obviously.

Nickie Goomba said...

I saw Ginger Rogers wearing that in a 1971 personal appearance.

Angela said...

Suggestion:

Have one post every week or so illustrating what a good vestment looks like and explain what makes such a vestment should be praised. It gives visitors some perspective.

Andy said...

Clearly, a science/medical officers garb, me thinks... Perhaps this will aid the wearer in achieving the Kolinar

aceman said...

This is not a vestment in the classical sense. More like a preaching gown or choir robe. Still scary none the less.

Cantor Nikolaos said...

Church Choir meets Star Trek!

Choir dress says something about the choir. Those revolting Geneva gowns with a big V-shaped collar say "Hey y'all! I can sing off key!".

The classic, cassock and cotta says the choir takes what it's doing seriously.

I don't know what to make of this! I think it says these people are confused.

FrKnowsBest said...

"From choir robes in various color combinations of unnatural polyester, Good Lord, deliver us into cassock and surplice."

Paul Woodrum said...

The middle ages continue to inspire clerical dress and intergalatic adventure story costumes. There's bound to be overlap.

PS Whence comes this infatuation with dressing up lay choirs to look like faux clergy in cassocks and cottas? Or Geneva gowns?

Anonymous said...

Looking at this site, one draws one of two conclusions.

Either the effeminate side of the gay movement has taken over the vestment industry to promote their cause and the heteros are clueless as they wear their creations,

or,

all these people are actually reflecting their theology with these vestments -- tasteless, laughable, weak, effiminate, in-your-face, tooty-fruity, and about as far away from the Bible as you can get.

The closest King James Bible reference would be Joseph's coat of many colors -- but that caused division and slavery within the family of God. There is no way I can envision John the Baptist or Jesus preaching their messages dressed like these fops. Is there any wonder the world laughs at the church and marginalizes its leaders when it comes to being the salt of the earth and light of the world? Oops! Sorry I just put a dark cloud in front of the silver living which is this website.

Keep them coming. I need to laugh once in a while. This sites more than fulfills that need.

Rev. Don Thomas said...

Hey, there were clergy on the starship Enterprise, right? Wasn't that Whoopi Goldberg's role?

Mária Magdaléna said...

Whoopy Goldberg???

...or was this vestment in "Sister Act"?!

I can't remember... :D

Anonymous said...

Choir robe for an evangelical or pentecostal denomination, probably in a larger city or in the South (think lots of body motion, hands in air or clapping at times, call and response choral music). And it looks hot (as in, need a fan tucked into your music folder hot).
LittleRed1

musicalpreacher said...

And the problem with Star Trek in worship is ... what??? Worship takes us "where no one has gone before!" Haha.

Anonymous said...

"Set sermons to "Bore!"

Anonymous said...

Mork from Ork says, "Nanu! Nanu! to you."

The congregation responds, "And also to you."

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

I think this was made by the same people who came up with Eucharistic Prayer C.

tree-and-leaf said...

Well, now we know what the Starfleet chaplaincy department wears!

Anonymous said...

Beam me up, Scottie.

Anonymous said...

I was so shattered by viewing the grotesque clown in the page after this one, -- that this vestment (or whatever) isby comparison a paragon of sober dignity.

. . I think one can OD viewing too many examples on this website . . . so I'm logging off now to have a stiff gin & tonic and to read a chapter of the Book of Job to re-boot my brain. . . .

The Magician King said...

‎"These are the vestments of the star ship Enterprise. Its regrettable mission: to explore strange new aesthetics, to seek out new fashion trends and violate them heinously, to bold go where no one should go again ..."