Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A little more KJS

"Every time Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori dons her personalized vestments, there's a vision of sunrise.
Colors of the "new dawn," cited so often by the prophet Isaiah, are sewn into her personalized mantle and bishop's hat — an orange glow rises from a green hem to a dawn-blue band below purple heavens.
Jefferts Schori herself stands for a new day in her church:"


It really is all about clothes. Say whatever you want about the Millennium Goals or taking God out of a small box (and putting him in even smaller one) but at the end of the day, if your vestments themselves signal a ‘new dawn’, ‘a new day’ in the church, then essentially we are looking at a ‘divinization’ of KJS herself. KJS is the center of this ‘new dawn’. She whirls and twirls her way through the church, diffusing light, confusing theology, remaking the great reality of God into herself. This is no mere heresy, this is a cohesive, cogent alternative religion with a god at its center dressed in the colors of the sky.


3 comments:

Weiwen Ng said...

I share your love of cats, and I am cautious not to celebrate ++KJS too hard simply because she is a woman and an archbishop, but if you think she is being divinized, you have not the faintest idea what you are talking about.

yours in Christ,
Weiwen

Anne Kennedy said...

Thank you for your comment. I just conveniently checked out your blog and would counter that you don't have the faintest idea what you are talking about. If you'd like just a small list of the many and varied heresies KJS adheres to, you can check out stand firm. But given your religous and political affiliations, that exercise would probably drive you crazy. You seem to find that conservative orthodox Christianity is narrow and bigoted and all that is wrong with western civilation, but after a long slog in a dead church, I'm happy to say that liberalism is a tired, old dead end street.

The young fogey said...

Beyond the dodgy vestments and that she obviously has no use for the (Anglo-)Catholic faith, IMO as an ad-lib public speaker and ecumenist (with Rome and the Orthodox) she's a great oceanographer and pilot.

I'm happy to say that liberalism is a tired, old dead end street.

Well put.