Wow! Did you see the vestments worn by the new Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at her installation?
I’m no expert on vestments (though I did sell vestments once upon a time), nor am I an expert on the liturgical clothing of bishops, but wow – if Bishop Jefferts Schori wanted to be noticed at her installation, she sure wore the right clothing.
As a guy with minimal fashion sense (I keep it simple, wearing blue shirts and khakis most of the time) I was pretty overwhelmed by her garments. Perhaps her bold choice of vestments is a sign the bold presence she will bring to her office . . . We’ll see.
As a Lutheran watching The Episcopal Church with interest, I wish her luck. May God’s richest blessings fall on Bishop Jefferts Schori and The Episcopal Church at this time.
But a word of advice – perhaps her first order of business as Presiding Bishop should be to find a new vestment vendor . . .