Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
An authentic medieval witch tester. Banned by Vatican II.
I gotta have it!Have a super weekend.
It's not so ugly... a wonderful example of 70's religious handicraft.
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.
Subtext: You mustn't think the Bible isn't relevant to modern life! (Actually, I didn't, till you mentioned it.)
They're not arms. I think it's meant to represent a palm branch.
A chance for the curate's mum to say "Watch how you bless with that thing dearie, you'll put your eye out!"
I think it is supposed to boost your UHF reception.
It looks like an eye, or maybe a tree branch.
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!
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!
A Monstrance that looks like a pitch fork......wow, kind of sacrilegious to me!
I used to have to go up on the roof while my Dad yelled up at me which way to turn it.
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!
The Qelipoth atop an ashorah scarecrow.
Are we sure this is a monstrance and not a reliquary?
The Eye of Mordor?Jim of Olym
Jim- yup- it looks like the eye of Mordor
"Don't look now, but I think that eye's following me across the chancel."
What the heck is a "monstrance?"
Did the Klingon Empire adopt Christianity?
When Commander Worf celebrates High Holy Days in his bad spoof of Judaism, he trades in the Bat-leth for THIS! :-p
It looks like a prop from the scifi show Stargate...
More MONSTOR than MONSTRANCE...
It's that eye thingy that scoped out C-3PO and R2D2 when they sought entrance to Jabba the Hutt's fortress.
If you slid the arms down, that would accent its phallus-ness, which is, coincidentally, what it prefers to call itself.
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).
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.
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