Friday, June 25, 2010

JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT THAT CATHOLICS OF THE LATIN RITE HAD THE ONLY LITURGICAL ODDITIES, THINK AGAIN!

Normally, we associate Protestantism with sober restraint and good taste, nothing flamboyant that could lead others to mock and ridicule the church, but think again! Catholics have no monopoly on silly looking vestments.

The head of the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth II:

The sleeves on this alb are almost as wide as the cappa magna is long!

What a pity, in England this female head of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA was not allowed to wear this sober mitre but rather had to carry it in her hand! I suspect Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Church of England did not want to be outdone in idiosyncrasies.





2 comments:

Templar said...

I find nothing odd about the vestments worn by the Orthodox, the multi-colored ones worn by the Episcopalians in these pictures however are an eye sore. They look like hand me downs from a Gay Pride parade.

An Englishman said...

I see nothing flamboyant, ridiculous or silly (except for the pictures of that deluded woman who imagines she is a bishop).