Tuesday, January 23, 2007

vestments seldom seen























Its wonderful to see his grace, the Bishop of Wakefield glorifying the Lord with the seldom seen clerical apron. The clerical apron is like a short cassock worn with gaiters and knee-length black trousers. It fell into disuse during the latter half of the 20th century. Before that time it was often worn by bishops and archdeacons (for whom it was black), being more conducive to equestrian transportation than the normal clerical cassock. Here it is deployed, as is meet and right, with the frock coat.

8 comments:

Adam said...

Splendid! How's it going?

mmbx said...

He looks like "Paul Revere and the Raiders" in a skirt!! A PINK frock coat and skirt??? Oh, my Lord! Thankfully they probably don't have them in big and tall sizes!!

DDX said...

I think these type coats later became traditional for circus bands, but not in this color. With matching pants however, it could be worn in a school band. The mascot would be the Pink Panther I suppose.

I'm puzzled how wearing such an outfit is "glorifiing the Lord" my very dear Fr WB. I can't say that it doesn't...I just wonder how it does. (?) (Creation seems to evidence God's love for diversity of form and color...is that it?)

Perhaps one day you'll have such an outfit and find appropriate settings in which to wear it. (I happen to know you juggle pretty well!)

The Bovina Bloviator said...

Oh, I say, it's just the thing to wear for the blessing of the hounds!

DDX said...

...Now to be serious, no one so attired could possibly BE serious or taken seriously. In fact, one wouldn't dare dress like that on the street. Why, where I live you couldn't get 2 blocks without some conscientious American beating the hell out of you! (Resonably assuming it was the "hell" in you causing you to dress this way).

But I suppose in certain settings (i.e. the circus or a school band) it would be alright...

Probably wouldn't get beaten up in church. Snickers and muffled giggles would waft through the pews like autumn leaves blown across the lawn. Eyes would roll, and, in a southern U.S. church, a few male fists might ball up, but I doubt bodily harm would occur. It might, but I doubt it.

mary said...

ddx,

- -my thoughts exactly.

mmbx said...

I hate to prolong this discussion, but, DDX, nobody in 2 blocks of where you live would beat up this little man because he was wearing pink. In fact, he might be considered a trend setter in your towne!

NewbieAnglican said...

Are you sure that's not the doorman?