Thursday, June 2, 2011

SET PHASERS TO KILL

Give it up for the Klingon monstrance.

31 comments:

Big Vicar said...

An authentic medieval witch tester. Banned by Vatican II.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

I gotta have it!

Have a super weekend.

Don Henri said...

It's not so ugly... a wonderful example of 70's religious handicraft.

St. Nikao said...

Hmmm. Even with 50+ years of Bible reading, two degrees in fine art, many poetry and psychology classes and ten years on the Anglican church blogs, I can't see any real theological reason for the two layers of arms under the host...unless it's a statement about the distinct separation of the priestly caste from the people caste in the RC.

Richmonde said...

Subtext: You mustn't think the Bible isn't relevant to modern life! (Actually, I didn't, till you mentioned it.)

Gail F said...

They're not arms. I think it's meant to represent a palm branch.

Fr. Yousuf said...

A chance for the curate's mum to say "Watch how you bless with that thing dearie, you'll put your eye out!"

The Underground Pewster said...

I think it is supposed to boost your UHF reception.

Denita said...

It looks like an eye, or maybe a tree branch.

Albert Herbert Hawkins said...

Somehow I fancy this might have an adverse affect - might a sustained period of adoration become something of a challenge?! One fears one would end up staring at this 'Monstrancity' instead!
Truly, truly awful!

romishgraffiti said...

It's not so ugly... a wonderful example of 70's religious handicraft.

Heh. The 70's style! Aspiring to "not so ugly" for 40 years!

antoncontra said...

A Monstrance that looks like a pitch fork......wow, kind of sacrilegious to me!

Steve Martin said...

I used to have to go up on the roof while my Dad yelled up at me which way to turn it.

Kelso said...

Didn't T'pring (sic) carry one of these when she was melding Spock's soul into the juvenile Spock in "The Search for Spock"? Forgive me Dame Judith Anderson - you rock!

Anonymous said...

The Qelipoth atop an ashorah scarecrow.

The Archer of the Forest said...

Are we sure this is a monstrance and not a reliquary?

Fr Theodore said...

Frightening.

Anonymous said...

The Eye of Mordor?

Jim of Olym

priest's wife said...

Jim- yup- it looks like the eye of Mordor

Orycteropus Afer said...

"Don't look now, but I think that eye's following me across the chancel."

Anonymous said...

What the heck is a "monstrance?"

Cantor Nikolaos said...

Did the Klingon Empire adopt Christianity?

Itibap188 said...

When Commander Worf celebrates High Holy Days in his bad spoof of Judaism, he trades in the Bat-leth for THIS! :-p

Suz said...

It looks like a prop from the scifi show Stargate...

Anonymous said...

More MONSTOR than MONSTRANCE...

Anonymous said...

monstrancity

Snaggle-Tooth Jones said...

It's that eye thingy that scoped out C-3PO and R2D2 when they sought entrance to Jabba the Hutt's fortress.

Bigus Vicus said...

If you slid the arms down, that would accent its phallus-ness, which is, coincidentally, what it prefers to call itself.

Anonymous said...

Qapla'!

Dr. Eric

Anonymous said...

No, not Klingon ... vulcan :-). Live long and prosper, Jesus! (And, since someone asked, a monstrance is the object used to hold a consecrated host for adoration in the Roman Catholic Church. I don't know if others use them or not).

Anonymous said...

That thing's uglier'n homemade sin. If I saw it in a church, I'ld scream and run. Seriously though... It seems, instead of the host being the center of attention, with the light shining from Him, that the host is just part of the rays being emitted from whatever is down below, conforming perfectly to 70's theology... and I would scream and run.