Thursday, April 12, 2012

A MODEST PROPOSAL

My former parish used to have a retreat on the weekend after Easter where people went to relax but left their Sunday go-to-meetin' clothes at home.  On Sunday, we'd worship in this lovely little chapel in the middle of the woods.  If you're a member of the clergy and your church does something like that, here's a suggestion: play it safe and worship without any vestments at all.  Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like this guy.

23 comments:

Suzanne F. said...

Me Tarzan, you brick ... ?

Anonymous said...

muscular christianity?

Scott W. said...

I thought Jimmy Page was a Zoarastrian.

Is that an Entenmann's loaf cake in his left hand?

Anonymous said...

run away. run far, far away.

monika

Anonymous said...

What a fright.

M o the Sea of Galilee said...

Jane or Tarzan??

Free Range Anglican said...

Seriously, thaat's a guy? I was thinking unattractive chick. Either way, um, ew.

Denita Arnold said...

Yuk.

Joshua Bovis said...

Bad Vestments!

Very Bad Hair!

Bradwardine said...

Try to set the night on. . .fiyirre!

Anonymous said...

Vanderbilt Divinity School, early 1990s....note the VCR and post-glam-metal hairstyle....

Anonymous said...

Armpit hair in the chalice is unforgivable.

JC Fremont said...

If you hadn't specified, I would have guessed female. As Killer the G.I. once said in a Beetle Bailey cartoon, "If it's that hard to tell, who cares?"

Anonymous said...

The detail that really gets to me are the matching wristlets

Fr. Caleb said...

If only the wristlets had little crosses on them so we would know they are proper Christian attire celebrating Jesus and not the officiant.

Anonymous said...

Pauly Shore?

Anonymous said...

Can't say that this is even Christian!

Fr Tom said...

"When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars; Then peace will guide the planet, and love will steer the stars...."

wyclif said...

There needs to be a total, church-wide ban on Bolivian weave stoles. The *only* exception would be if you are serving in South America.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with episcopal priestess . . .

Janis Williams said...

Nah, there's a five o'clock shadow, if you look, and yep, that's serious armpit hair. I'm especially glad the photo is from the waist up only...

Adrienne Sparrow said...

Vera Bradley knockoff or stole?
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Allen Lewis said...

For some reason, I just find this really offensive!

It's bad enough that he's using leavened bread for the "Body of Christ," but the armpit hair, the hair-do and the wristlets are just too much.

Better to be in a golf shirt or something.