Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
Somewhere off in the distance I hear the USC fight song.
Christmas in July! St. Nicholas is here! St. Nicholas is here!
My eyes hurt.
Where the Hell is this from?
I prefer an open crozier, one with enough grabbing power to corral those wayward priests blinded by the bishop's colorful clothes. That crozier looks like it would be more useful as a club.
You know, I always think the crosier should be just a little bit taller than the bishop and his mitre. A short stick isn't much use to anyone when it comes to smiting the wolves!
Reminds me of a bishop's costume in a local kids dance recital - bright colors, satin, glitter, sequins. Just needs some netting, feathers and battery power lights to round out the effect.
Proof positive, Gentle Blogger, that your work is NOT done... not by a long shot!!!!
LED lights on the crosier and the pectoral cross and perhaps outlining the cross on the mitre would be a big help when this guy crosses the street on a dark night.Jim of Olym
I have to agree with Fr. Caleb. The first thing I thought was "St. Nicholas."
i'd think he would check with the other folk first, to see what they were wearing, so as not to clash.
Saturday Night FeverDisco Nicholas
I think I'm glad that the stole in the second row is mostly hidden. Also why do so many bishops go for rochet, chimere, and stole? Rochet, chimere, and tippet; stole and cope; or eucharistic vestments, Your Graces.
This blog provides a much needed public service.
Praise God there are still sights to be shared! I was afraid this blog was shutting down. But, no, never-ending supply of tasteless vestments to keep you going!I was close - I thought "Tone it down, bud!).
Those are my old high school colors!!! I see some interesting possibilities here. For example, when the D.B.H.S. band buys its next round of uniforms, they could transform themselves into the "DBHS Marching Bishops" (it has almost a Python-esque ring to it, don'cha think?). :-D
I second that, Chris. And why is the bishop of honor wearing his stole over his chasuble? Sigh.
He looks this the bad Santa "clone" from Santa Clause 2.Nikolaus
only in the Diocese of Huron
Huron is off the hook. It's John Wadsworth Howe, very conservative Episcopal Bishop of Central Florida.
No, that's not John W. Howe of Central Florida. No way, no Howe.Lakeland Two
Nice beard. Black and white would show it off nicely.
Apologies, Lakeland. It is Bishop Bruce Howe of Huron, not the Florida John.
It's the USC chaplain!?! Shouldn't the crosier be gold, not silver? I've always been told not to wear silver and gold accessories together: it's one or the other, never both.TXRed
Holy jumpin' catfish! Does that set come with a dimmer switch?
way too distracting.....seems to be saying "look-at-me" on the altar rather than "lets-look-to-God!"
The Bishop is so bright, I gotta wear shades!
Gollee, Bish, your ma sure dresses you funny!
It appears Bishop Bruce has form:http://huronanglican.blogspot.com/2007/04/bishop-howe-nominated-for-primate.htmlThat has got to be the worst mitre I have ever, ever seen!
I feel terribly sorry for the seamstress (seamster) who did this to the bishop. He's smiling in spite of it, I hope. Also hope there's no signature on the inside hem.
That's just beautiful.Who is that bearded goof?
Andy... All that's missing is that mitre tipped a bit to a jaunty angle.
"I feel pretty.... Oh so pretty... I feel pretty, and witty, and ???"
This can't be real, can it?
Original Santa Claus?
Someone please tell him it should be about Godliness.....not gaudiness!
What's with the DNA double helix in the stole? As if to say, "Mutation currently in process"?
Blinded by the light!
On the link (above) to the 2007 article about Bishop Howe possibly being made Primate of Canada, he's shown wearing a cope & mitre that seem to have giraffe panels. What?
"Dial it down."LOL!!!
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