Saturday, January 7, 2012

BISHOPS FROM THE PLANET XARCHON

Take your pick.

(1) They gave him this miter because his theology's, like, out there, man.

(2) Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the Anglican Primate of Mars.

38 comments:

lms rep said...

Does it have matching pyjamas?

Robert G. Werner said...

Wouldn't that be "the Anglican Primate of Saturn" since that is the planet given pride of place?

Robert

Henri said...

Well, don't get the reference?


At your command all things came to be:
the vast expanse of interstellar space,
galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
(Eucharistic Prayer C, Book of Common Prayer, p. 370)

Keisha said...

Wow. That's one of the worst yet.

Nickie Goomba said...

This would look perfect tucked under the PB's arm.

Suzanne F. said...

Going where no liturgical dress has gone before... (Cue Star Trek music)

Jesse said...

I had some rad bedsheets very similar to that when I was six...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that has Prayer C written all over it. That and "Do not take me or my office at all seriously, folks. I sure don't."

Anonymous said...

HAHA beam me up... so I can avoid these tacky idiots.

Richmonde said...

...and matching duvet cover?

Father Robert Lyons said...

I actually have a pillowcase made of that exact same fabric! My mother-in-law made it for me two or three Christmases ago.

Anonymous said...

There are rings around Uranus too. Who designs this stuff? Underemployed wardrobe folks from Harry Potter? Hey, I wouldn't be surprised to see our Lutheran UberBishop Hanson sporting this thing around soon...

Anonymous said...

This just has to be for the "spaced out" PB of TEC. There can no other explanation. She is the most worthy recipient of this work of art.

Elizabeth said...

Am I the only one who suspects that there may now be vestment makers who are specifically vying to get on Bad Vestments blog? If people start making intentionally bad vestments, will this blog have jumped the shark?

Andy said...

Words fail me at moments like this.

TLF+ said...

If this Bishop authorizes the J2A youth program, it will be on MST3K.

The Underground Pewster said...

When did Babarella get a miter?

Anthony S. Layne said...

I ... got nothin'. Like Egon, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

Gregory said...

@ Robert Werner - The mitre belongs to the primate of Mars; Saturn figures prominently on it as a sign of solidarity with those who have suffered discrimination because of their planet of origin.

Robert Badger said...

The Presiding Bishop has some even scarier vestments now. Look at this cope and mitre she wore to the seating of the new Bishop of Alabama!

https://picasaweb.google.com/aladeacon/SloanInvestiture1?authkey=Gv1sRgCIaDsKGkp6nVuAE#5695687582944529026

sad anonymous said...

was this actually worn by someone?

R. Bowman said...

one of the worst yet.

Dixie Forever said...

Speechless.....

JC Fremont said...

Absolutely perfect for Eucharistic Prayer C, Rite II, BCP 1979!...the Star Trek Mass, as one deacon I used to know called it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was a bishop of the Moon, Mars and outer colonies.

JC Fremont said...

Absolutely perfect for Eucharistic Prayer C, Rite II, BCP 1979! The Star Trek Mass lives!

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize there was a bishop for the diocese of the Moon, Mars, and outer colonies.

Alice Polarbear said...

It 's a gag gift. It's GOT to be!

Anonymous said...

I was at General Convention, listening to the House of Bishops discuss Pierre Whalen's suggestion that Lesser Feasts and Fasts be at the ready to commemorate the First Eucharist on the Moon. Nice to know the
Iiturgy and the vestments are ready to go for this momentous occasion.
Monika

LSP said...

What a very good miter!

Pardon me while I reach for m'gun.

Robert Elart Waters... said...

Duane Preibe's Theology of Outer Space, mayhap.

LondonVicar said...

Would be a good mitre for Katherine Jefferts Schori.

Her theology IS from another planet !

(My former Bishop described her as 'a buddhist in a dog collar')

Anonymous said...

Celebrate the Moons of Meepzor!

Robert Elart Waters... said...

And have the bright immensities
Received our risen Lord,
Where light years frame the Pleiades
And point Orion's sword?
Do flaming suns His footsteps trace
Through corridors sublime,
The Lord of interstellar space
And Conqueror of Time?

--The Lutheran Book of Worship, believe it or not.

Anonymous said...

"Earth and all stars
"LOUD rushing vestments...."

Robert Elart Waters... said...

Comets with hair
Planets with headaches...
Can we please find some
New words for this song?
Once is enough;
Twice is sufficient;
Three strikes, you're out-
Put an end to this song!
We have some marvelous hymns;
Why can't we praise God with a new
song?

-The seminarians at Mt. Airy a couple of decades ago

John J. O'Sullivan™ said...

I'm irritated that others already mentioned the Mass of St. James Tiberius Kirk.

Anonymous said...

"This fragile earth, our island home"? Yikes...NO, that doesn't say '70s at ALL... /sarcasm.

Star Trek Mass indeed.