Mini-Golf in Rochester Cathedral

Discussion in 'Anglican and Christian News' started by Botolph, Jul 31, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

    Posts:
    1,142
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Country:
    America
    Religion:
    Anglican
    Apparently because we aren't the only ones into lunacy, here is a recent 'art exhibit' in Venice's Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore:

    scully-art-venice-basilica.png

    Screen Shot 2019-08-13 at 5.22.26 PM.jpg
     
    Liturgyworks likes this.
  2. Botolph

    Botolph Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    995
    Likes Received:
    1,194
    Country:
    Australia
    Religion:
    Anglican
    Licorice Allsort for the Greedy?
     
  3. Rexlion

    Rexlion Active Member

    Posts:
    311
    Likes Received:
    199
    Country:
    USA
    Religion:
    Christian
    Speaking of licorice, Oh what I wouldn't give for a few boxes of Callard & Bowser's licorice toffees!! If only some confectioner would reproduce that recipe... :happycry:
     
    Shaun likes this.
  4. Juliana

    Juliana Member Anglican

    Posts:
    48
    Likes Received:
    74
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Religion:
    Anglican - Anglo-Catholic
    A foretaste of the 'Abomination of Desolation'?
    The world is going mad.
     
    Brigid likes this.
  5. PDL

    PDL Member Anglican

    Posts:
    97
    Likes Received:
    77
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Religion:
    Church of England
    C'est la vie = that's life.
     
  6. PDL

    PDL Member Anglican

    Posts:
    97
    Likes Received:
    77
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Religion:
    Church of England
    I am waiting for the responses I anticipate. I remember being told my a fellow student at teacher training whose subject was art that if you do not understand it you do not understand art. I understood that to me an artist may produce what he will and has licence to call it art. Urm, I feel a change of career coming on.
     
    Stalwart likes this.
  7. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

    Posts:
    533
    Likes Received:
    207
    Country:
    UK
    Religion:
    CofE
    I can't spell that'd loaf etthur. :no: I have enuf difucultie with English, Frunch I jist cun n't hundle.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM
  8. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

    Posts:
    533
    Likes Received:
    207
    Country:
    UK
    Religion:
    CofE
    A Leggo zigurat? Whatever are we all babbling about?
     
  9. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

    Posts:
    533
    Likes Received:
    207
    Country:
    UK
    Religion:
    CofE
    After Brexit, Trump, BoJo and Global warming denial, is this the next insanity?
     
  10. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Active Member

    Posts:
    247
    Likes Received:
    147
    Country:
    US
    Religion:
    Orthodox Christian
    This is vile and disgusting - an act of desecration. Notice how the perverse non-art completely obstructs any view of the holy sanctuary. It’s like the Satanic diametrical opposite of an Iconostasis or Rood Screen.
     
    Juliana likes this.
  11. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Active Member

    Posts:
    247
    Likes Received:
    147
    Country:
    US
    Religion:
    Orthodox Christian
  12. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Active Member

    Posts:
    247
    Likes Received:
    147
    Country:
    US
    Religion:
    Orthodox Christian
    This post is profound and entirely correct.
     
    Oliver Sanderson likes this.
  13. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Active Member

    Posts:
    247
    Likes Received:
    147
    Country:
    US
    Religion:
    Orthodox Christian
    The two are equivalent in terms of being acts of desecration.

    By the way, fun fact: it is a violation of the Apostolic Canons to bring animals into the nave or stable animals inside the church, except in the event of a storm or other emergency in which case they would otherwise perish. So actually, if there was a blizzard, Cromwell could have legitimately stabled his horses in a parish until such time as they could be safely moved, but otherwise, it would be desecration.

    I am also troubled by your implication that cathedrals in the default configuration most of us would prefer they be left in are nothing more than “sombre mausoleums filled with dead mens [sic] bones.”

    Rather, Cathedrals should be understood as places of extreme holiness, where the faithful gather around the Bishop as the disciples gathered around our Lord (see St. Ignatius). They are places of miracles; in many cases they were erected on the site of a miracle, for example, the oldest continually operating cathedral, Holy Etchmiadzin in Armenia, was built on the spot where our Lord appeared during the mission of St. Gregory the Illuminator around 305 AD, leading to the mass conversion of the Armenian people a decade or so before St. Constantine’s vision of the Cross.

    Lastly, in many cases, the bodies in the cathedral are not dead at all, but rather are sacred relics, and while the BCP precludes the improper worship of these relics, this is actually also the Orthodox position; they are worthy of veneration but not worship. And these venerable relics in many cases have been associated with a steady stream of miracles, for example, the myrhh-bearing relics of St. Nicholas of Myra, which produce a sweet, fragrant liquid known for healing; St. Nicholas is the fourth century bishop famous for leaving purses containing gold coins to pay the dowries of three impoverished young girls in his diocese, and also for slapping Arius during the Council of Nicea. All in all rather a likeable chap.
     
    Juliana likes this.

Share This Page