Tuesday, July 12, 2011

THREE WORDS, BISHOP

Dial it down.

42 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

Somewhere off in the distance I hear the USC fight song.

Fr. Caleb said...

Christmas in July! St. Nicholas is here! St. Nicholas is here!

Annie said...

My eyes hurt.

RMBruton said...

Where the Hell is this from?

The Underground Pewster said...

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.

Kelso said...

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!

Sibyl said...

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.

Fr Theodore said...

Proof positive, Gentle Blogger, that your work is NOT done... not by a long shot!!!!

Anonymous said...

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

Daniel Latinus said...

I have to agree with Fr. Caleb. The first thing I thought was "St. Nicholas."

laura in nj said...

i'd think he would check with the other folk first, to see what they were wearing, so as not to clash.

Mária Magdaléna said...

Saturday Night Fever
Disco Nicholas

Chris said...

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.

conjecturesguilty said...

This blog provides a much needed public service.

Al said...

I'm BLIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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!).

DeeBee said...

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

Fr. Caleb said...

I second that, Chris. And why is the bishop of honor wearing his stole over his chasuble? Sigh.

Anonymous said...

He looks this the bad Santa "clone" from Santa Clause 2.

Nikolaus

Anonymous said...

only in the Diocese of Huron

Fr. Caleb said...

Huron is off the hook. It's John Wadsworth Howe, very conservative Episcopal Bishop of Central Florida.

Anonymous said...

No, that's not John W. Howe of Central Florida. No way, no Howe.

Lakeland Two

Robin G. Jordan said...

Nice beard. Black and white would show it off nicely.

Fr. Caleb said...

Apologies, Lakeland. It is Bishop Bruce Howe of Huron, not the Florida John.

Anonymous said...

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

Andy said...

Holy jumpin' catfish! Does that set come with a dimmer switch?

antoncontra said...

way too distracting.....seems to be saying "look-at-me" on the altar rather than "lets-look-to-God!"

Galletta said...

The Bishop is so bright, I gotta wear shades!

Igumen Gregory said...

Gollee, Bish, your ma sure dresses you funny!

Revd MSH said...

It appears Bishop Bruce has form:

http://huronanglican.blogspot.com/2007/04/bishop-howe-nominated-for-primate.html

That has got to be the worst mitre I have ever, ever seen!

Janis Williams said...

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.

LSP said...

That's just beautiful.

Who is that bearded goof?

Nickie Goomba said...

Andy... All that's missing is that mitre tipped a bit to a jaunty angle.

Sean in NY said...

"I feel pretty.... Oh so pretty... I feel pretty, and witty, and ???"

Diego said...

This can't be real, can it?

Dizma said...

Original Santa Claus?

antoncontra said...

Someone please tell him it should be about Godliness.....not gaudiness!

Caedmon said...

What's with the DNA double helix in the stole? As if to say, "Mutation currently in process"?

Anonymous said...

Blinded by the light!

Anonymous said...

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?

Ellie Finlay said...

"Dial it down."

LOL!!!

MichaelP71 said...

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