Monday, April 25, 2011

FULLY INVOLVED

Quick review.  While flames are a perfectly acceptable design concept for liturgical vestments, it's probably best not to have them coming from that direction.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re: flames

Though it probably suits whoever dares to wear it...

Fr. Yousuf said...

One cope to bring them,
to Mordor, where the eye of Sauron watches

Steve Martin said...

Whoever designed it ought be 'fired'...

Richmonde said...

How about reviving a historical era that isn't the 60s?

TeddyG said...

You just know that this is lined with flaming red fur and that the person wearing it will be sauntering over to the organ at some point during the service, throwing back the cape, and smiling as he pounds out a soothing and even-tempered version of Old Man Lazarus with his bejeweled fingers.

Anonymous said...

Made for the Enthronement of
Scary George Carey for his enthronement as the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Al said...

TeddyG: the person would be channeling the spirit of Liberace I assume.

Sibyl said...

Anonymous may be right:
LINK

Sibyl said...

Yes, here's an oil portrait of ABC Carey in this vestment:LINK

TeddyG said...

Scroll down to the bottom:
http://patbmusic.tripod.com/pics.html

It's Liberace!

TeddyG said...

Or better yet:
http://www.vegasretro.com/entertainers/10_liberace_1.html

Denita said...

@Richmonde- or the 70s..

chrismjessen said...

The Cope worn by Lord Carey at this enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury. Juliet Hemmingray was the designer, has a matching mitre as well. I personally think this cope is OUTSTANDING! Although I agree with most of the opinions on this site - I think you have this one WRONG.
+Christian

Catherine S. said...

As noted above, this was made for Carey's enthronement as ABC.

As it happens, I was at the next Lambeth conference. We (my family) walked into the exhibition tent, which was filled with booths from vendors of all kinds of church-y products like vestments, pews, stained-glass windows, music publishers, etc. We rounded a corner and saw this cope -- with its matching mitre -- displayed on a mannequin. My mother and I immediately began discussing how awful it was; we certainly weren't shouting, but neither were we whispering. My father leaned forward and pointed out that the designer was sitting about 4 or 5 feet away from us, and could probably hear every word. As you might imagine, we were mortified.

Fr. Tim Moyle said...

Didn't Liberace wear this on one of his appearances on the Ed Sullivan show?

Anonymous said...

I could see this as "Flaming appropriate" for a Mafia funeral. . . .

Anonymous said...

Elvis has left the building!

Stu said...

If Elvis had a cope.

Anonymous said...

And, you know, Elvis is the King