RE: [liturgy-l] vesture and customary for interim assisting bishop
Back when I was on active duty, the quality management theme du jour was hot
(MBO, TQM, EIEIO, etc). We used to say, "When the processes becomes holy,
the process has become broken."
Liturgical practice seems to be in the same vein (or vain, take your pick).
In the case being discussed, I think function is more important that title.
The bishop in question will be functioning as the diocesan. The chair is not
vacant, and it is not being filled by a suffragan or coadjutor. The people
will expect to see the bishop visit with mitre and crozier. Comfort the
people, avoid distraction, and wear/carry the darned things.
Last I checked, the bishop who does this will not condemn himself or his
flock to eternal damnation.
How about we be more worried if the man can preach a cognizant,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Lewis Whitaker
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] vesture and customary for interim assisting bishop
I wonder if Fortescue or Lamburn ever envisioned their works being enshrined
in amber and preserved for all successive generations a la the Tablets of
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- Lew -
I suspect it is rather like the US Supreme Court and pornography, when it was alleged some years back, that they can't define it, but they know it when they see it.
"Lewis H. Whitaker" <lhwhitaker@...> wrote:
>That depends on what one calls "nonsense" doesn't it?
>On Oct 6, 2011, at 11:34 PM, "James" <rdrjames@...> wrote:
>> If you want a well moderated and interesting site that is traditional Western Rite (pre-schism mostly) you might want to check into Occentalis group on Yahoo. They don't allow any nonsense there.
>> Rdr. James Morgan
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "The Rev'd Chris Arnold SCP" <sursum.corda@...> wrote:
>>> Perhaps someone can suggest a mailing list where an informed, but not
>>> professional, student of the liturgies of the church can ask a simple
>>> question without it coming to insult, debate, and a frustrating amount of
>>> crabbiness. Any suggestions?
>>> The Rev. Christopher Arnold SCP
>>> Priest-in-charge - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Middlesboro, Ky
>>> A parish of the Diocese of Lexington
>>> (606) 248-6450 ~ http://www.saintmarysmiddlesboro.org
>>> Communications Director - The Society of Catholic Priests
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