On the Feast of the Proto-Martyr, killed for proclaiming Christ in the public square, we should take note of the erosion of the Catholic identity our forebears died for.
Notice that in the background, there is a Gothic chasuble.
The site Bad Vestments does us a great service.
Because Christian worship is not supposed to be about you.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
To connoisseurs of ecclesiastical goofballism like me, one name stands head and shoulders above the rest and believe it or not, that name is not connected with the Episcopal Church. It is a San Francisco Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation officially called Ebenezer although, as you can see by the link, it has begun to refer to itself as herchurch. [I recall that, recently, an ELCA former presiding bishop, remonstrated with Archbp. Nienstedt for defending marriage.]
Why does herchurch exist? According to the web site:
The Christian-Lutheran Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista Movements exist to celebrate the feminine persona of God/dess and dimensions of the sacred as expressed in faith, worship, learning, mutual care, and acts of justice.
How do they do that? One of the ways is illustrated by that picture, something you can order through their web site if you’ve decided that Christianity just isn’t cutting it for you anymore. That’s what those folks call a Goddess rosary.
Thanks to David Fischler.