Friday, September 9, 2011

WHAT IS THIS?

(1) Something purchased at a tacky Italian tourist shop that specializes in relieving Americans of excess money.

(2) The new uniforms of the Turin Cathedral Tigers slow-pitch softball team.

(3) An actual chasuble that you can buy if you want to.

(4) A really bad idea.

20 comments:

Andy said...

Option 4... Clearly, option 4.

NORDISK-KATOLSKA KYRKAN said...

It's amiracle! John the Baptist's lost chasuble from after the decapitation...

Steve said...

Where do you find these, Chris?

I'm going with option 2.

Fr. Caleb said...

A transfer of the haunting face ,from the Shroud of Turin (now largely debunked as the shroud in which Christ was wrapped for burial) used not inappropriately, if somewhat cheaply, on a purple, Lenten chasuble though its use on a banner or wall hanging might be better.

Nickie Goomba said...

This, my friends, is the fabled Shroud of the Smith Bros.

Kelso said...

What do you expect? That chasuble is clearly designed to be worn in the "bartender" position of celebration, not "facing the east". I don't remember bad design during our "eastern" days.

DMJSD said...

Oh wow, this is bad. Just. So. Wrong.

I would recommend Fr. Caleb (and anyone else who's interested) to take a look at current research regarding the shroud. What's been debunked was the carbon dating from back in the 90's. Real or no, the analysis is fascinating from a scientific and historical perspective. I particularly found how the image is three-dimensional to be really cool. And scientists still can't determine how the image was made.

Chris Whittle said...

I hope a priest will never wear this!

Smiley said...

read the Strup Study, the carbon dating was erroneous so the jury is still out there.
this is the worst vestment ever.

Antoncontra said...

"In Persona Christi"

Rose said...

TACKY!

JC Fremont said...

This is taking nominalism wa-a-y too far!

midwestnorwegian said...

The image is a male, so its a safe bet no priestesses will be caught dead wearing it.

Andy said...

Funny, I was struck by another thought after viewing this. Blue is traditionally associated with Advent. This visage, genuine or not, points to Good Friday. This kinda ratchets up the incongruency.

Perhaps we need to hear from Mantilla the Hon from the Standing on my Head Blog for an expert's opinion.

Ex aedibus said...

The Presiding Bishop is at it again. Check out her vestments in the Observing 9/11 section of Trinity Church, Wall Street's galleries.

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/news/photos/1

The Underground Pewster said...

It is a miracle because this chasuble was all blue until the wife spilled a little bleach in the washing machine.

The Crescat said...

and this is why you won! Congratulations. http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/2011/09/drum-roll-please.html

Anonymous said...

That is just creepy

Ellie Finlay said...

Dreadful. Utterly dreadful.

Fr. Seraphim said...

Maybe others dislike it, but I quite like it. I'd love to see it in purple as a Holy Week vestment.