Saturday, February 5, 2011

HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN

Minnesota Episcopal Bishop Brian Prior puts Katharine Jefferts Schori's title in SERIOUS jeopardy.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Under the Bit Top.

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

Special preparation for blessing the PRIDE parade?

Anonymous said...

I think I've seen that pattern on a local hot-air balloon.

Dramatic - yes. Liturgical? Ah, can I get back to you?
TXRed

Marc said...

Not the right colors for so called 'Pride' events; I expect that the proper shades of color in those flags is strictly enforced.

Sarah SSM said...

Um, what is this supposed to be???

Lutheran Desert Rat said...

"Watch as the Amaaaazing Bishop turn bread and wine into body and blood..."

Al said...

My initial reaction: "What in the theological place of eternal damnation???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????"

Stephen Smuts said...

You mean that's not Katharine Jefferts Schori?!

margaretkiaora said...

It looks like one of those parachutes used in schools to teach team play.

Matthew said...

In the picture from the Bishop's Blog here:
http://brianprior.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/blog-photo.jpg?w=308&h=426

it looks like he is wearing a purple chasuble underneath THAT cope!

Anonymous said...

And then, the bishop looked in the mirror and said to himself, "You look good!" (That's the scary part)!

Andy said...

Great Googly Moogly! This one defies description.

Matthaeus said...

Bishop does sponsored hang-glide for charity?

sortacatholic said...

Does the Diocese of Minnesota have the money to pay for group psychotherapy after this visual trauma?

Don't worry, the "progressive" Romans aren't far behind.

Anonymous said...

boPet first aid blanket

MMG

Nickie Goomba said...

I feel the Spirit moving in me. More like churning, actually.

TeddyG said...

Forget the simply awful vestment - what part of the liturgy/mass involves twirling and flashing?

Anonymous said...

I think he wore that specifically to get onto this blog. He's been holding in reserve until now: "they think they've seen ugly? wait 'til they see this one..."
Because there can be no other reason to make or wear something that looks like that.
CJohnson

Boxer said...

"I'm too sexy for the catwalk, the catwalk, I'm too sexy for the catwalk. I do my little twirl and prance down the catwalk."

midwestnorwegian said...

"Sha la la Joseph you're doing fine, you and your dreamcoat ahead of your time..."

Steve Martin said...

Looks like the mating display of the red breasted, yellow crested, pooh-bah warbker.

Steve Martin said...

warbler, warbler, warbler!!!!

.....CLIFFORD said...

1. They make liturgical Snuggies?...

2. "Spider-Bish, Spider-Bish, Friendly neighborhood Spider-Bish..."

3. "We would like to thank the Eureka Tent Company for their thoughtful donation..."

4. It's Mardi Gras in Minnesota!

John said...

this is just wrong.

Baymedlevel said...

Round and round she goes; where it stops, nobody knows!

Will said...

Did they pass out sun-glasses?

Bastiat Fan said...

Where have I seen this before?....oh, yeah: Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat." It looked better on Broadway.

Anonymous said...

He is probably incensing something; therefore, one or two people are probably bearing the cope.

Denita said...

Meet the newest member of the Justice League: BISH-MAN!!

Anonymous said...

and Brian turned to the congregation saying "Excuse me while I slip into something a bit more fabulous!"

monika

Anonymous said...

"Excuse me while I slip into something a bit more fabulous!"

Have Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn given their thoughts on this?

Brook

Anonymous said...

It's like Marilyn Monroe standing over the subway air vent.
On second thoughts, maybe not.

pstrspice said...

It's Diane Bish's father

The Underground Pewster said...

It's MinnBat! Or BatMinn, or just plain batty.

Pachomius said...

"Moskau
Fremd und geheimnisvoll
Türme aus rotem Gold
Kalt wie das Eis
Moskau
Doch wer dich wirklich kennt
Der weiß, ein Feuer brennt
In dir so heiß"

If you don't know it, youtube 'moskau' and it will make sense.

Nancy Louise said...

I have no doubt he cringed at wearing this, but because a group of influential (read wealthy donors) poured all their love and artistic (sort of) natures into this labor of love . . . He wore it for them, at least once (cringe, cringe, cringe) and now its forever on the WEB.....