Bad Window of the Day

circumcision windowMy dear children, let me first convey my apologies for not writing these last few weeks. What can I say? It’s been a busy time. There was a new crop of curates to train. We had some unseasonable weather, and my beloved incense cellar was compromised. Fortunately, I had new curates, so I dispatched two of them to the best places in Africa and Asia for gathering sweet, savory offerings to the Lord. My cellar is well stocked again, thanks be to God.

Well, after sleeping in today — we had a full house last night at our Midnight Mass, complete with a dropping botafumeiro at midnight — I had some time to do a bit of blogging. By popular demand, I am returning to blogging with another Bad Window of the Day. This one is bad not because of low quality or poor craftsmanship. After all, this gem is found in the Cloisters in New York (a city which could use a decent church or two).

I am considering this one bad because it is a bit too…graphic. On the Feast of the Circumcision, mostly we want to be thinking about lovely motets and fine processions. Who wants to consider actual pain? Also, let’s face it, the bald guy seems to be enjoying all of this a bit much.

Now for those of you who might protest, let me make a suggestion. You know how we all hold baptisms on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord? Well, how about some public circumcisions next year on January 1. No? Then I guess you’ll agree with me about this Bad Window of the Day.

Now, excuse me, please. I have to decide which cope to wear for tomorrow afternoon’s service of Lessons, Carols, and Homilies.

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Oh my.


Comment by Sarah SSM on January 1, 2011 10:34 pm


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