Re: Questionable Humour (Was: Henry 8th / St Patriarch Tikhon)
- I was a student at General about 25 years ago, and never heard this
story, so am not sure if it ever happened or not, but knowing in
those days people from both camps, I doubt it!!--- In orthodox-
synod@y..., seraphim shinn <seraphimtex@y...> wrote:
> I remember reading (over 20 years ago) the desciption
> of a football game between Nashotah, and General
> Theological Seminary called the "lavabo bowl".
> I had always assumed that it was just a humorous
> Could the lavabo bowl really have happened?
> --- orthodixie@a... wrote:
> > Regarding a vigil lamp burning in front of Henry the
> > Eighth's picture at
> > Nashotah House [Episcopal] seminary, Fr Steven
> > Ritter responded:
> > > No, no! I didn't mean to say that St. Tikhon
> > authorized that! Just that some
> > > seminarians had put it there.
> > I know, Father, that's while I placed the smiley
> > emoticon there.
> > WARNING!
> > Those easily offended by [Protestant] seminary
> > pranks should read no further.
> > ----------------------------
> > Each year, Nashotah House plays a flag football game
> > against the notoriously
> > LOW church Seabury Western Seminary. Nashotah,
> > having such a high church
> > reputation, uses the occasion to poke fun at
> > herself. For instance, [again,
> > heed the warning] one year, an icon of "Our Lady of
> > Perpetual Help" was
> > carried by a runner on the sidelines. When Nashotah
> > had the ball, the runner
> > would advance in tandem with the icon on the
> > sidelines. When Seabury Western
> > had the ball, the icon stayed in place and was
> > covered with a black veil.
> > While I was there, we always had several censers
> > swinging on the sidelines
> > for the entire game; the Nashotah team was blessed
> > with holy water at the
> > beginning of each quarter; and a special "football
> > ritual" was performed
> > before the game began -- complete with aspurges
> > toward the opponent
> > ("regular" water thrown from a bucket with a toilet
> > brush).
> > The seminary sits on the edge of "twin" lakes (thus,
> > the Indian word
> > "Nashotah" meaning "twin"). During the harsh
> > Wisconsin winters, the lakes
> > freeze over. One year, about 3 inches of spring
> > rain lay atop the ice. Some
> > enterprising seminarians quickly ran out onto the
> > lake, dressed in their
> > cassocks, and had their pictures taken "standing on
> > the water" -- to send
> > home to show Mom & Dad what they'd been learning in
> > seminary.
> > Etc, etc.
> > Please forgive any offense.
> > Fr Joseph Huneycutt
> > St Nicholas Church (ROCOR)
> > Fletcher, NC
> > http://www.stnicholasparish.org
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