Monday, September 22, 2008

What does the House of Bishops look like?

I can remember the first time I actually witnessed a meeting of the House of Bishops, before I was elected. I think that I expected to see a group of mostly men sitting around wearing copes and mitres and discussing theology. The reality was much different--and a little disappointing. Many of you have enjoyed the video clips that I posted from Lambeth. So here is one from the recent House of Bishops meeting last week in Salt Lake City. As you can see, we met in a nice but ordinary hotel ballroom. The Presiding Bishop is speaking, and in the back of the room are tables for the staff and translators. Maybe copes and mitres would not be a bad idea?
video

2 comments:

nigel said...

I agree that would be a great idea,1/2 the people where we are have no idea what the "dog collar is anyway.I guess being in "civvies means you have the anonimity of a plain clothes policeman.And we wonder where the respect for the "cloth" has gone when no one wears it!
Another tradition eroded away by our materialistic world where anything spiritual has little or no meaning.
Go for it Bishop Kirk.. a king should wear his crown..wear your mitre with pride.

Holly said...

Hey Kirk - you are due for a blog update....