Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
It's a bird...it's a plane...no it's.....Superpriest???????
I think I have some boxers made out of that same fabric...
Maybe he can borrow some shoes from Imelda Marcos. I'm sure she has something that will match nicely.
Tropical climate? Plastic chasuble? What could go wrong with that?
I think it's rather pretty - I might order a full set.
See through chasuble????
You're on your way to say Mass, rushed because the meeting overan. You get caught in a tropical downpour so your plastic cagoule saves the day, and does so again when you realise you've left your vestments behind....
In his defence (though not very much in his defence) I think it's actually netting - if you look at the way it hangs, it doesn't look like plastic. It's still ruddy awful though!!!
X-RAY feeling :D
I get it: it's "The Visible Mass Set" that allows the children to see what's under the chasuble. A great catechetical tool! Ingenious!Actually, the chasuble looks like it's made out of a gauzy, mesh-like material, similar to a head-scarf.
The solution to all these tasteless vestments is very simple--"a comely surplice with sleeves"--not a Roman surplice with narrow sleeves and lace trim but an Old English surplice extra full in the body and with bell-shaped sleeves.
I don't know, it looks to me like some kind of attempt to combine vestments and traditional folk costume. Misguided, maybe, but not inexplicable... unlike many other things posted here!
This gives a new meaning to the concept of clergy transparency and accountability and to the Scripture, "All will be revealed."Bet the woman with the feather boa would kill for this ensemble.
I bet this is just a misguided attempt at making tropical-weight vestments. Even us Orthodox have some see-through vestments:http://cgi.ebay.com/GREEK-ORTHODOX-HAND-TAILORED-VESTMENT-/280668351234?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4159232b02I fully sympathize with making extremely lightweight vestments, though--I have worn some fantastic vestments, only to soak with perspiration after an hour or two of use.
Wow! See through. Quite sad; very funny and I have to Laugh, though.
I think,it looks to me like some kind of attempt to combine vestments and traditional folk costume.. But the shining colors are fantastic.. and very bright...
The "Liturgy of the Seven Veils," except it's this cleric instead of Salome, the niece of Herod Antipas.
Wasn't this one used in "Doctor Who and the Morons", c. 1973?
Is he wearing Larry Grayson's long-lost broach?
It's organza fabric, not plastic.I think this was supposed to be rose colored vestments for Laetare or Gaudete Sunday.Truly tasteless...the vestment maker and the priest, for actually deciding to wear it and pose for the camera! Ha!
It might be the Philipino fabric made from pineapple leaves. It is very gauzy but takes dye well. May not be the best use of that fabric. It is tough in a tropical climate, but, come on!
Vulcan Vestments, Inc., makers "...of all things visible and...".
I live part of the year in the Philippines and have seen many of this type vestments. Temperature in the high 90's and humidity the same, it doesn't seem so outlandish.
For some hot area, these kind of vestments can be seen. basically it it to hot to wear traditional chasuble.
I bought my wife some negligée made out of a similar fabric once. She looked terrific. He does not!
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