Tuesday, January 3, 2012

THE GRIM BISHOP

Bishop Lawrence?  I don't know, maybe I'm being overly sensitive or something, but you MIGHT want to seriously rethink that crozier.  It has certain...associations.  And as my beloved mother used to regularly tell me, you could put somebody's eye out with that thing.

21 comments:

Henry said...

Well, I don't care about the crozier, I just love the heroic Bishop Lawrence.

Joshua Bovis said...

Love it! Heavy Shepherding! Bring it!

Christopher Johnson said...

I try to be even-handed here.

:-)

diddleymaz said...

Looks like a pruning hook, or a scythe definaetly is he saying no more Mr Nice Guy?

midwestnorwegian said...

Bishop - please leave the black Wippell cape/hood at home.

Nickie Goomba said...

This is arguably the perfect tool for the job.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you can zoom in enough on this picture, but if memory serves from his consecration, it is actually a pelican carved into the wood. A grim foreshadowing of the sacrificial nature of His Grace's ministry.

Andy said...

Truly, a heroic Bishop. Perhaps that crozier is fitting for reaping the harvest.

crazylikeknoxes said...

"They shall beat their croziers into pruning hooks." Pseudo-Isaiah 2:4.

Anonymous said...

I had not even read the text yet, and I was wondering if I could put a better edge on that hook, uh, crozier.

Or as they used to say in vaudeville, "Get the hook!"

The Underground Pewster said...

I thought it was a grapnel hook, you know, the kind they shoot out of a canon...I mean cannon...in order to scale the clifftop held by the enemy.

Anonymous said...

Prop cut from The Seventh Seal.

Anonymous said...

Perfect for fighting off the wolves!

Al said...

Joel 3:13 "Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow--so great is their wickedness!"

Jesse said...

The crosier is stupid, but I'm actually more irritated by the stole over his chimere... Do they not teach bishops the difference between choir dress and sacramental vestments any more?

Anonymous said...

Now that has become common Anglican usage ... so common that is now has customary force ...

Denita Arnold said...

Reminds me more of a flamingo

Jon said...

The crozier could be appropriate, depending on who's going to get 'reaped.' I'm going to watch for MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN to appear on the walls of 815 Second Avenue.

Alice Polarbear said...

He could harvest hay or tall grass with it.

Robert Elart Waters... said...

Now THAT guy takes church discipline SERIOUSLY!

LondonVicar said...

Looks like the grim reaper.

Shouldn't he be wearing black and a skull mask?