Where Were You on Thursday Night?

Here is the grandest altar of repose ever created. This comes from a super blog from Manila in the Phillipines. In my opinion we need more of this sort of thing. It helps us scare off all purveyors of Greeting Card religion.

  • DGus

    You would love Southeast Asia–in any religion. Lots of spangles and sparkles.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06735175874152541268 Stephen Wikner

    Do you really think so? I hope there’s a tongue somewhere in the vicinity of your cheek, Father. Rather than scaring off purveyors of Greeting Card religion, isn’t someone in Manila atempting to stage a take over?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    You dear Anglican friends…so limited by your good taste :-)

  • Anonymous

    Really magnificent — and I do agree, Fr. Dwight, we definitely need more of those!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09356738924839809045 Andrew

    Wow! Noble simplicity my foot. Give me baroque splendour any time.Living so close by, I must visit the Phillipines soon. Can I get you anything Father? A 2 storey silver altar of repose perhaps?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08170455690163831806 Leticia

    Do you still advocate the tradition of visiting three churches on Holy Thursday to pray at the altars of repose?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09356738924839809045 Andrew

    And oh, by the way, we had adoration in the garden. Check this out. And scroll down.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06735175874152541268 Stephen Wikner

    ‘You dear Anglican friends…so limited by your good taste :-)’ On the contrary, Father. Some of us relish diversity of form and even its extreme visual manifestations as expressions of local culture and tradition through which eternal truths may (or may not) emerge.The problem only comes when people outside such a culture or tradition hold up local expressions of this kind as something to be emulated because the result can all too often be phoney.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    Good point Stephen! I appreciate this in Manila, but would probably baulk if it came to Minneapolis

  • Jeron

    baroque. :pI love me some Romanesque stylings.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05495771160792293715 Archistrategos

    @ Leticia,It’s actually seven churches, and yes, it’s still a pretty common sight here. This year alone we almost did not make seven stops, as thee were too many people clogging the streets! It’s a tradition I’ve always been fond of, and which I hope to continue to do in the future.