Comments: St Albans Festival Pilgrimage 2009

OK - question from a clueless Yank: what iss/are "bouncy castles?"

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Wednesday, 27 May 2009 at 1:10pm BST

http://www.bouncing4fun.co.uk/bouncy-castles-for-hire-page-2.htm

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Wednesday, 27 May 2009 at 1:41pm BST

Thanks, Simon. We have things like this too - since I don't have kids to take to them, I don't know what we call them. Looks like fun.

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Wednesday, 27 May 2009 at 3:05pm BST

Is it safe to assume the chariots do not have expanding axles with hooks at the ends as in Ben Hur?

Posted by ettu at Wednesday, 27 May 2009 at 4:30pm BST

Sounds like a good representation from Saint Paul's Cathedral - 1 Dean and 1 prospective Canon-in-Residence. Good Show! Wish I could be there!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 28 May 2009 at 12:35am BST

So, the clergy "who might not wish to concelebrate", is this because they have issues with the whole idea of concelebration, or because they are taking part in these "Romish" goings on under duress? I mean, processions to shrines, wearing roses and leaving them at the shrine, all that sort of stuff, I imagine some of our more innovative reassessing brethren would be upset by this sort of traditional Christianity.

Posted by Ford Elms at Friday, 29 May 2009 at 7:20pm BST

"So, the clergy "who might not wish to concelebrate", is this because they have issues with the whole idea of concelebration" - Ford Elms

It might just be, Ford, that there will be some among the pilgrims who would object to sharing presidency at the Eucharist with a female priest. don't forget, there are still some Anglican clergy in the UK who have an antipathy towards women in any sort of ordained ministry. The silly thing is - we all look the same in a dress!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 30 May 2009 at 12:06am BST

"we all look the same in a dress!"

Well, our rector has a very full, quite red beard. What do female priests in England look like, anyway?:-) And isn't Anglicanism grand? If you can't celebrate the Eucharist with others because they're too Roman, you can still ally yourself with those who can't celebrate the Eucharist with you because you aren't Roman enough! No unity in the Eucharist, but unity in pettiness and selfrighteousness! How delightfully eccentric, what?

Posted by Ford Elms at Saturday, 30 May 2009 at 4:21pm BST
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