February 17, 2005

Uh, Oh - They're On To Me....

Y'all know how I've been gently poking the Episcopal Church in its pronounced tum recently? Well evidently, someone out there has decided to do something about it. I've just been asked to stand for the Vestry at my Church. Yikes - assimilation!

I've this sudden image of Bishop Lee saying, "We are the Palie-Borg. Resistence is optional."

(Or am I still silicon-goggling Jeri Ryan?)

Posted by Robert at February 17, 2005 01:57 PM

And standing for Vestry means...what?

Help us non-heretics out here, Robbo.

Posted by: Kathy at February 17, 2005 02:09 PM

Episcopal Church Parishes are governed by a Board of Vestrymen, which sees to things like hiring of clergy, upkeep, the local budget and so on. It's a throwback to our roots in the semi-democracy of Colonial Virginia.

Posted by: Robert the LB at February 17, 2005 02:20 PM

I thought you were Catholic?

Posted by: babs at February 17, 2005 02:59 PM

Wait for it.....

Posted by: Robert the LB at February 17, 2005 03:01 PM

Ok. It's like our parish councils.

Only we don't get to pick the priests. The archdiocese does that and it's highly annoying when you get a priest you like. When you get one you don't, well, then it's a good thing.

If you do go for it, try not to go power mad, eh? You'll only find yourself even more frustrated when you do come over to Rome.

Posted by: Kathy at February 17, 2005 03:36 PM

The RCC is always taking applications and you have the added bonus of living in the Diocese of Arlington where the attitude is "we don't water it down and you don't like it, hit the road." This is marked contrast to where the LMC entourage resides, the Diocese of Richmond, where under the recently concluded the Reign of Terror of the Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan, anything went if it could be packaged as "social justice" or anti-nuclear weapons.

Posted by: LMC at February 17, 2005 03:47 PM

Ah, but the Diocese of Richmond also includes the (my) estimable St. Joseph's parish, where the Tridentine Rite is still followed. I never found out how this conservative congregation got Sullivan to give his permission, but I like to think they had something on him and used it to maximum advantage. If you want to hear the old mass in Latin, drop by sometime.

Posted by: D. Carter at February 18, 2005 12:19 PM

I may just do that.

Posted by: LMC at February 18, 2005 02:56 PM
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