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Purple robe, bluish jacket? (Question -- vanity.)
9-15-11 | Fishtank

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...

Thanks.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: blue; cleric; garb; purple

1 posted on 09/15/2011 6:20:59 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: fishtank

Anglican Bishop???????

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cassock_(Anglican_Bishop).svg

Sounds like an attractive outfit.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 6:25:21 PM PDT by inthaihill (Living in an interesting paradise - Thailand!)
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To: fishtank

3 posted on 09/15/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: fishtank
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.)

4 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:36 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: fishtank

Maybe it was Mommar Gadaffi.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 6:36:52 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: fishtank

Tan shoes with pink shoe laces?


6 posted on 09/15/2011 6:37:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: fishtank

I know Blue Nun but not Purple Monk, sorry


7 posted on 09/15/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Homer-sexual?


8 posted on 09/15/2011 6:54:59 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: fishtank

Ahkoond of Swat, I reckon:

http://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/ll/akond.html


9 posted on 09/15/2011 6:58:47 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: fishtank

High Priest of the Ctluhu Cult? Did he carry a gray stone star?


10 posted on 09/15/2011 7:01:41 PM PDT by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: donhunt

Father Guido Sarducci?


11 posted on 09/15/2011 7:05:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: fishtank

Sounds like the drummer for Judas Priest.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 7:09:43 PM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: fishtank

Michele Obama’s fashion czar?


13 posted on 09/15/2011 7:14:09 PM PDT by weeder
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To: fishtank

Jedi Knight.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 7:26:31 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: fishtank

Might be Methodist Bishop (especially if the gentleman was black, I’ve seen some pretty “engaging” jackets on “Bishop so and so.”)


17 posted on 09/15/2011 7:50:48 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: fishtank
Maybe a priest of the One True Religion, Vengaza - the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster:


18 posted on 09/15/2011 8:11:06 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: fishtank

dervish, non-whirling


19 posted on 09/15/2011 8:15:52 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Artemis Webb

20 posted on 09/15/2011 8:46:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

21 posted on 09/15/2011 9:21:10 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: fishtank

Minister of Silly Walks?


22 posted on 09/15/2011 9:40:09 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Sarah Palin 2012 "Not For Sale!")
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To: FromTheSidelines
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
23 posted on 09/16/2011 3:04:09 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: The_Reader_David

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...


24 posted on 09/16/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

The Order of the Leaping Virilians?


25 posted on 09/16/2011 9:19:59 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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