Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Anglican liturgical fashion show

This from Fr. Z. -- "Reason #756 for why Anglicans must issue 'Romanorum coetibus'” (WDTPRS, October 9, 2012): "On his way out, Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams really has to get his crew to issue Romanorum coetibus. No, really. They are so very… progressive. They are so far ahead of us Catholics.

"For example, I read in The Daily Telegraph that the Anglicans are trying to appeal to young people by having – I am not making this up – liturgical fashion shows. No, really.

"More tea vicar? Colourful clergy show off new robes on catwalk It may shock traditionalists but vicars have taken to the catwalk to model the latest fashions in clergy robes.

"The modelling ministers are showing off the latest designs at an annual Christian event nicknamed The Ideal Church Show this week.

"But some of the outfits, from an electric blue dress for female clergy to a full Easter tableau on the front of a flowing white smock, may shock traditionalists used to a simple dog collar.

".... Among those taking part are five male and two female vicars. One, Rev Taffy Davies of Macclesfield, said: 'I have always longed to be a model cleric but I guess I’ll just have to settle for being a clerical model.'”

Well, well, well ... Can you imagine going to CONFESSION to one of THESE? Oh, that's right: it's not called that anymore in Anglican circles. It's a "HEALING" service. Can't you hear it already? "I could use a little healing from you, baby!"

Which also reminds me of something Peter Kreeft said about a class at Boston College in which he assigned a book by Christopher Derrick entitled Sex and Sacredness. He said the students had no trouble understanding the notion of "sex," but they were utterly clueless about the meaning of "sacredness," much less how the two could possibly be related.


JM said...

In the most non-pejorative sense possible, HOW GAY!

Also, Rev Taffy Davies of Macclesfield? You could not make this stuff up.

I am not Spartacus said...


The theatre in my mind replayed the end of Monty Python's, "The Twit Olympics," and than I could hear John Cleese say And nor for something completely different... Rev Taffy Davies of Macclesfield wrestles the mother of Doug and Dinsdale Piranha...

Andrew M. Greenwell said...


Anonymous said...

"mother of Doug and Dinsdale Piranha..." That would be Kitty Malone, an up-and-coming East End boxer