Liturgical dance dressed in bedsheets and a stuffed toy dog. Oh. No.
…and I thought we evangelicals had a monopoly on cheesiness…
I don’t think I can add to “oh dear”.
People dressing up in strange clothes, standing up at the front of the church with their hands raised, performing symbolic gestures?
Looks very Anglo-Catholic to me.
Egads! Are we supposed to recognize anyone in these pictures?
Yes, Susie Sue. That’s Erika Baker, Cathy and Ellie Finlay in the bottom photograph doing their “Three vestal virgins go to church” burlesque showstopper.
You are so wicked, MP. I know what all of them look like, so I know better than to believe you in this circumstance. Go sit on the naughty spot!
No, it is us, Susan – we’re wearing false heads
THAT’s what happened to our net curtains!
Is that you in the middle then, Cathy?
that’s right Susan, that’s me waving round a giant pincushion, in order to make a spiritual point, you know. Though as you can see the other two have bottles of strong liquor, which on the whole are even better for making a point.
Thank God Cathy that it is now a Holy Pincushion. The vicar can stick them into the arses of the folks that God points as being sinful.
Graham, these folks are quasi Evangelicals. They are a TEC break away parish is memory serves. This looks to be that same parish, the one of the giant dancing puppet heads video.
that’s right Dah-veed, those folks have gotta learn to repent somehow.
Dah.veed, where is that video? I seem to have missed it.
Oh God, the video. NOt the video!
Please, for the Love of God, no more giant dancing puppet heads!
Here you go Susan. Enjoy!
I may have to take back that this is a former TEC parish. I cannot track down what it is except WCCTA 2008. And I cannot find any church connection for WCCTA with a goggle.
This looks to be that same parish, the one of the giant dancing puppet heads video.
I thought that was a breakaway RC parish?
I would like to know, however, what the women are holding, and if it was the parish, or a CRITIC (aka Self-Appointed Inquisitor) who styled them “Vestal Virgins” (they could well just be liturgical dancers w/ the elements for the Eucharist).
As for the puppet, I have just two words: “Manger Babies”! [RIP Brittany Murphy, voice of “Luanne”]
Seriously: as w/ the previous Giant Head puppets—none of this may be my particular taste, but I’m not at all convinced there’s actually anything heretical going on here.
Need it be?
Cool. Looks like reconstructionist Hellenic polytheistic worship in the second picture – if ya ask me.
It’d be awesome if they were offering retsina and olives to Pallas Athene.
Oh – I’m with Tracie! Can we PLEASE reconstruct this!!?
JCF, it says Vestal Mothers, not virgins. There are no virgin mothers.*****Opps, did I say that!
Hey, check with your local Hellene, Nova Roman or Neos Alexandrian for info on how to reconstruct ancient Mediterranean polytheistic rites. 😀
PS: You only get one bite of olive and one little swig of retsina before offering the rest to Athene. 😀
JCF, it says Vestal Mothers, not virgins.
Just habit, Dahveed. If the critics wrote this, I’m sure they only said “Vestal Mothers”, to mock their age. [Snot-nosed young conservatives—BOTH of them!—just love to mock their Boomer elders]
There are no virgin mothers.*****Opps, did I say that!
La Guadalupena awaits your contrition, chico. ;-p
What, we get 10% and she gets the rest? What’d she do to deserve that?
Exactly my own thought, Lois. I need a drink a hell of a lot more than Pallas Athene.
Well, ok, just pour out a small libation and then…chug it!
Liturgical dance. Ugh.
Liturgical dance. The one thing that may be even worse than a “U2charist”…
(OK, OK, so I’m a liturgy & music snob 😉