Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VESTMENTS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, "REALLY?"

Chasubles with parrots on them.

44 comments:

midwestnorwegian said...

For a Jimmy Buffet Mass coming to an Episcopagan service near you....

TLF+ said...

And it's purple? How wrong. Buffet is all about Mardi Gras, not Lent.

Or is this for Advent? "WRAAAK! OComeOComeEmmanuel! WRAAK!"

Anonymous said...

Actually, this is a vestment that leaves you scratching your head going....."Huh???? I don't get it..." Is there some theological significance to a parrot that I'm just missing?

Pastor Schuster said...

Can this really be a chasuble? I cannot imagine why anyone would possibly think it a good idea to depict a parrot on any vestment, let alone one specifically used during the Eucharist.

BTW: Thanks, Midwestnorwegian, for "Episcopagan." A perfect descriptor.

Big Vicar said...

I'm already pining for the fjords.

Tom Sramek, Jr. said...

Guess it's the Talk Like A Pirate Day chasuble!

Jesse said...

So, Big Vicar, would that make this an ex-chasuble? :)

Big Vicar said...

Gladly.

priest's wife said...

WHAAAAAT???!!!?

Steve Martin said...

Instead of 'The body of Christ, broken for you, take and eat'...

now it's, 'Polly wanta cracker?'

Christopher Johnson said...

Whenever I go to the Hard Rock Cafe, I always eat at the Jimmy Buffet. Sorry but I've always wanted to use that lame joke somewhere. Won't happen again, I promise. :-)

Sixupman said...

Parrotclete?

Fr. Caleb said...

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a parrot in a pear tree.

Anonymous said...

This can't be serious. Surely somebody photoshopped this. On the other hand, since we did get the WTF banners....

Andy said...

Wow, talk about the Real Macaw.

Michael D said...

I sit my imagination or does that parrot have a halo?

Perhaps it is for St. Polly's day?

Anonymous said...

Big Vicar wins.

Doug Chaplin said...

Probably should be red. That would be better for a celebration of the holy Parakeet.

Jacobitess said...

Looks like someone did not realize that Gustave Flaubert's story 'A Simple Soul' was a grotesque, ironic parody of, not a tribute to, the Faith.

St. Nikao said...

It's a special Chausable for St. Hypocrites day, for those who parrot, parade and parody orthodoxy but do not believe or do it. They sound like a parrot's squawks and screeches, like broken off key organs, loud gongs and clanging cymbals.

Anonymous said...

I can't tell the difference between a bad vestment and a good vestment.

They're all "Star Trek" costumes to me ... if you stand back a ways and look at it objectively.

But the parrot-theme chasumababel (or whatever you call it) is special.

Denita said...

All I can say to this is: "Boy am I glad I go to the Latin Mass!"

DaviGoss said...

@Jacobitess - I'm glad someone mentioned Flaubert's story

Fr Theodore said...

If I give it a cracker, will it go away?

Gail F said...

Are you sure that's a chasuble and not a plastic rain poncho? That's what it looks like to me.

Anonymous said...

Seems rather unlikely this is a garment for a Christian cleric.

Parrots in various religions are described here:
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/small_hookbills/32961

Another parrot with a halo is in an image here:
http://agent-elrond.deviantart.com/art/The-Parrot-Prophet-of-Makalulu-41312997

From South Asia, a story about a prophet appearing as a parrot:
http://www.astrojyoti.com/varahapurana-9.htm

Anonymous said...

Yet another vestment that will have those on Sunday morning wondering if they're hungover or still drunk.

monika

Mária Magdaléna said...

Oh I understand!
The Holy Spirit is a parrot, isn't it ?!
(not a pigeon :D)

torculus said...

Thank you one and all for giving me much to laugh about on a rough day.

.....CLIFFORD said...

Some background on where this may be from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asUyK6JWt9U

Anonymous said...

Someone didn't get the message that it's an internet meme.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/three-wolf-moon

Anonymous said...

Wow! Its got a Parrot On it.

Gregg the obscure said...

The wearer parrots shibboleths like "inclusion for all", "marriage is a right", "millennium development goals", "global climate change", "homophobia", etc. Since Christians wear and proclaim the cross, leftists wear the animal that symbolizes their mindless repetition.

Matthaeus said...

Hmm...purple vestment...did someone see the Monty Python 'Dead Parrot' sketch and confuse it with a Requiem Mass?

Anonymous said...

For those Cruise Ship Eucharists in the FL Keys...

Marvell said...

st.Parrot (?!) pray for us!!

Kyrie eleison!

Anonymous said...

Last time I saw a parrot like that it crapped all over me.

Anonymous said...

Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage.

Anonymous said...

At my former parish, we sometimes had an Alleluia that reminded me of Jimmy Buffett's "Volcano." The parrot chasuble would complement that nicely.

Anthony S. Layne said...

"And he will raise you up on parrot's wings ...?"

pierre said...

This is a special vestment commissioned for the Church of the Immaculate Cheeseburger in Paradise

pelerin said...

That's a polly-ester chasuble!

Marcygoosie said...

Jesus said He would send the Paraclete not the Parakeet!

Alice Polarbear said...

I was going to suggest it was inspired by that dopy song "On Eagles' Wings" until I realized that the big yellow bird was a parrot. SAINT parrot with a halo behind its head. Or is this some Jesus as a crucified parrot metaphor that I somehow missed?