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Purple robe, bluish jacket? (Question -- vanity.)
Posted on 09/15/2011 6:20:50 PM PDT by fishtank
I was in Chicago O'Hare today and saw a cleric dressed in a purple monk's robe (it was NOT a scarlet cassock), and he was wearing a bluish jacket, business cut, with a faint purple sheen to it. He also had a gold colored rope that he wore as a belt, and the tasseled ends were almost touching the ground. He didn't look Roman Catholic, or even Episcopalian. Any idea of what he might belong to? PS, I didn't speak with him...
TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: blue; cleric; garb; purple
posted on 09/15/2011 6:20:59 PM PDT
posted on 09/15/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT
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posted on 09/15/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT
by Artemis Webb
(Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
You might just have caught sight of the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. Since the persecution of Christians stiffened in Iraq, he's had his cathedral in Chicago. Did it happen to be this fellow?
Not sure about the bluish jacket, but Assyrian clergy sometimes wear jackets over their cassocks.
(The Assyrians broke with the rest of the Church over the Third Ecumenical Council and venerate Nestorius as a saint, hence the rest of Christendom's tendency to characterize them as Nestorian heretics. Before the rise of Islam they had Christianized a great deal of Asia: there were Mongol Hordes with Khans named George and John who were Nestorian Christians, and Nestorian monasteries in China. In one of the tragic might have beens, a Nestorian monk was sent west to propose an alliance between the by-then mostly Buddhist Mongols and the Christians against the Muslims. Alas, he ended up in Paris, very far from the front-lines, rather than Constantinople where his embassy might have done some good, and was regarded as a mere curiosity. Fortunately, given their propensity for applying capital punishment to heretics back in those days, the Latins didn't realize he was a Nestorian.)
posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:36 PM PDT
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
Maybe it was Mommar Gadaffi.
posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:52 PM PDT
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Tan shoes with pink shoe laces?
posted on 09/15/2011 6:37:41 PM PDT
by Grizzled Bear
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I know Blue Nun but not Purple Monk, sorry
posted on 09/15/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT
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posted on 09/15/2011 6:58:47 PM PDT
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High Priest of the Ctluhu Cult? Did he carry a gray stone star?
posted on 09/15/2011 7:01:41 PM PDT
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posted on 09/15/2011 7:05:55 PM PDT
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Sounds like the drummer for Judas Priest.
Michele Obama’s fashion czar?
posted on 09/15/2011 7:14:09 PM PDT
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posted on 09/15/2011 7:26:31 PM PDT
(Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
Might be Methodist Bishop (especially if the gentleman was black, I’ve seen some pretty “engaging” jackets on “Bishop so and so.”)
posted on 09/15/2011 7:50:48 PM PDT
Maybe a priest of the One True Religion, Vengaza - the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster:
posted on 09/15/2011 8:11:06 PM PDT
("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
posted on 09/15/2011 8:15:52 PM PDT
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To: Grizzled Bear
posted on 09/15/2011 9:21:10 PM PDT
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posted on 09/15/2011 9:40:09 PM PDT
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Maybe a priest of the One True Religion, Vengaza - the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Naw, not unless he was wearing a colander on his head. Story
That “could” be him. Thanks. That photo shows a less rumpled person than I saw. Interesting that it might have been the Assyrian patriarch... I had some dealings with the Chaldean church a while ago...
posted on 09/16/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT
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The Order of the Leaping Virilians?
posted on 09/16/2011 9:19:59 AM PDT
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