Posted by Christopher Johnson | Monday, July 13th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 24 Comments

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July 13, 2009

Scroll on down to page 5 and see the ‘prayer chapel.’

It’s not your Grandfather’s prayer chapel. Not a Cross or picture of Jesus in sight.

Face it, Jesus has either undergone a sex change or been kicked out of TEC.

July 13, 2009

The Gran Torino model.

Ed the Roman
July 13, 2009

Damn it! Elisabeth von Trapp??!?

Was Dame Baronin sagen wollte?

July 13, 2009

She’s a professional musician. Can’t blame a musician for taking a paying gig.

Therese Z
July 13, 2009

I know what it’s like when a Catholic kneels before a conventional altar. Sign of the Cross, kneeling, hands folded, maybe a little sighing.

Do people KNEEL in front of that altar? Have Pisks gotten so used to chapels like that, that they can kneel in front of umbrellas and angry watercolors and pray? Maybe it’s cultural?

July 13, 2009

The unholy trinity! The Enablers flanking the Flamer!
My eyes! My eyes!

Michael D
July 13, 2009

Clearly being a Presiding Bishop is like being a Bride – you get to choose your matching bridesmaid’s dresses. What fun!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
July 13, 2009

I’ve seen a couple of these convention rags and one of the things that stuck out has been the absence of men in the photos.

C-3PO Mary Tweedle Dee (not Dum) Rocking Horse Dodo Bird
July 13, 2009

With these “Episcopagans”,I should not be surprised to find no Cross in the prayer chapel. However, I could not help but be amused with our PB’s comparison of Episcopalians to Boy Scouts.

Christopher Hathaway
July 13, 2009

TEC wants men like a fish wants a bicycle.

What man who isn’t gay or neutered would want to be within 100 miles of this PMS mass?

Daniel Muller
July 13, 2009

Have Pisks gotten so used to chapels like that, that they can kneel in front of umbrellas and angry watercolors and pray?

“Usually General Convention chapels are ugly, out-of-the-way rooms,” said Kimmler, the canon missioner for
vocations, Diocese of Los Angeles.
“This one is hard to find and out of the way, but that’s okay.”

Well, that quote got quite a laugh from me.

July 14, 2009

Out of ‘The Way’ is so very true.

Kimmler had no idea what he was saying, just as Pilate did not know what he was saying when he said, ‘Behold THE MAN.’

TEo has now completely rejected all the Holy Ikons God has given the Church to to guard and honor:

The Father – They have rejected God who is the Father, who creates, adopts, loves, teaches, judges and disciplines his children.
The Man – They have rejected both Jesus Christ and His manhood and mis-used His holy Name.
The Way – They have polluted and substituted lust for God’s holy sacrificial committed Love)
The Truth – They have rejected the Word of God.
The Life – They have abandoned reverence for God’s gift of human life.
The Woman – They have also rejected Mary as model Ikon of life-nurturing Woman, Mother and Church.
The Holy Spirit – They have usurped and misrepresented the Holy Spirit whose role is:
– to lead the Church in Spirit and in Truth.
– to give light and revelation of The Word.
– to deliver humanity from spiritual death into rebirth as God’s adopted children
– to continue the transformation of the reborn through lifelong discipleship, crucifixion of the flesh, penitence, confession…
– to guard and keep the Church in congruity with God and these God-defined, God-ordained Holy Ikons.
The Church – They have rejected the true place and role of Church as wife, Bride of Christ and as child subject to The Father, as servants, cross-bearers, being crucified with Christ to our disoriented natural sinful desires, perceptions and identities (conditioned responses).

TEo is batting 0 for 8. It is no longer a church but a synagogue of satan.

July 14, 2009

In reality, TEO has done more than than geld or reject or misuse Jesus’ Name – they have taken the Holy Infant in their own hands, crushed his skull and thrown him out to be eaten by dogs and ravens.

July 14, 2009

Well, at least the vestments were in recognisable colours that have some liturgical validity (red and gold), so not quite up to the standards of the oven mitt.

I was more interested in the staff the Presiding Bishop was holding. “Hello,” I said to myself, “that looks awfully like a Patriarchal cross. Only I thought TEC didn’t have Patriarchs. Or the RC Archbishop’s cross. Only I thought TEC didn’t have an Archbishop, just a primus inter pares.” Turns out it is indeed called the ‘Primatial Staff’ because the Presiding Bishop is the Primate (though TEC doesn’t have metropolitans). Well, you live and learn (thank you, Wikipedia), don’t you?

July 14, 2009

Well, Therese Z, we Papists can’t really point and laugh because there’s some godawful Catholic church art out there as well. The Crescat is having a competition for “Ugliest Church Art” on her blog and the entries are something else:


Dr. Mabuse
July 14, 2009

Those are terrible! I particularly liked the Fritz Lang-style “Woman in the Moon” spaceship with little wooden seats around the base. Also Captain Nemo’s tabernacle from the Nautilus.

Priest: “Ar, me hearties!”
People: “Dive! Dive! Dive!”

Paula Loughlin
July 14, 2009

Once again TEO is gonna have to pump up her muscle and keep the Philistines at bay. Have you people no sense of the artistique? Our art is suppose to reflect our innermost beings, our souls, our very reason for existence, our inner turmoil no matter how dark or confrontational. Our art says something about who we are as a Church and a community of believers it says …. Oh I see yes you are right it does say what Whitstone wrote above. My goodness what a perspetive sort, Port anyone?

Eastern Anglican
July 14, 2009

Looks like a crown to me. It fits since the PB has become the ruler of TEC.

July 14, 2009

Whitestone –
I must take violent objection to your “synagogue of Satan” jab.

While the phrase has a certain alliterative ring to it, it is a severe affront to the many pious Jews who conscientiously seek God in the manner of their forefathers.

Stay classy, dude!

diane in nc with a small d
July 14, 2009

Dave — isn’t it an allusion to Scripture? Revelation, to be precise? Isn’t it a term Our Lord Himself uses in Revelation?

I don’t think it’s a jab at pious Jews at all. I assume Whitestone had its Scriptural context in mind. (Can’t speak for him, but….)

diane in nc with a small d
July 14, 2009

Dumb question: What do the umbrellas mean? When you walk through the storm hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark??

Peter C.
July 14, 2009

Fuinseoig & Therese Z, it always breaks my heart to walk into a magnificent Catholic church building only to see the devastation caused to the interiors by Vatican II. To see a beautiful stone high altar that have been covered up or ripped out only to be replaced by some hideous wooden donut in the middle of the choir is an abomination I cannot bear.

diane in nc with a small d
July 14, 2009

Fortunately, Peter, the era that led to such havoc is basically over. The current trend in church architecture (as in everything else) is overwhelmingly toward a recovery of tradition. Here in NC, where we are experiencing a ton of growth, new and renovated church buildings are amazingly traditional. One priest recently showed us his plans for his new parish church — it was neo-Gothic, complete with flying buttresses, LOL. Statues are being restored, tabernacles are being moved back front and center, and stained glass is being re-installed. With the spread of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form, some altars are even being turned back ad orientem. Needless to say, the graying hippies and feminunzis are having heart attacks about all this. But, as they are being phased out of the chanceries and relegated to the old folks’ homes, there’s not too much they can do about it. (Oooh, that was so uncharitable…sorry!)

July 14, 2009

Fuinseoig, It may be a patriarchal cross, or it may be a metropolitan cross. Metropolitan crosses are used by metropolitan archbishops when processing and when blessing at the end of a service. Just checked the traditional western rules. In neither case does the metropolitan archbishop hold the cross. That is the bearer’s job. The ONLY time a metropolitan (a dignity it would seem she is claiming {cough}) holds his cross is at his enthronement.

Odd. I left in 2003, after 59 years, but I still care. Odd….

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