Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I think the Orthodox might have us here too...

... first they trumped with the vestments during Vestment Week, and I dare say they may trump us again during Liturgical Head Gear Week with these fabulous hats.



source.

11 comments:

nazareth priest said...

Oh my, my, my...
And I thought I was self-conscious in airports wearing a tunic and scapular!

John (Ad Orientem) said...

The headgear from the clergy on the left appears to be from the later (Eastern) Roman Empire.. I have never seen clergy wearing such during any liturgical functions though.

In ICXC
John

Niall Mor said...

I was going to say something but it was way too snarky. Have you ever seen a Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard? Now THOSE are some funky hats! :)

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I note the explanation on the source page which partly confirms my suspicions.

In ICXC
John

Fr. Gary V. said...

The headgear on the left looks like Chinese men during the Ming or Han Dynasty.

Dymphna said...

They look like real butt kickers for the Lord.

rightwingprof said...

Sometimes, things go out of fashion for a reason -- this is an example.

Mary Ellen said...

I guess they can come in handy when having a bad hair day...or maybe the bad hair would be better. Yikes!

cathcandy said...

Starfruit on the left, Pith helmets on the right.

KonaCoffee said...

I agree with "ringhtwingprof." The only way to describe these things is goofy!

Gail F said...

Those hats on the left are the weirdest looking things I've ever seen.