Sunday, 5 August 2007

Oh dear-broken ciborium

Unfortunately my son broke father's ciborium today. It was a stoneware one and he tripped and fell on the marble steps and it has smashed. Fortunately it was empty at the time.

I guess this is the main reason the Church says the utensils should be made of precious metals-not just for the glory of God, but because they don't break.


Fr Ray Blake said...

What a good lad!

Anonymous said...

yes no stonewear at the Oratory!

White Stone Name Seeker said...

No stoneware in my church any more either!

gemoftheocean said...

*sigh* I just hope the priest's mother hadn't made it for him.

No stoneware in our church either. What next? Dixie cups? Plastic tumblers?

There is a really uglier-than-mortal-sin chasuable and stole our pastor brought into the sacristy with him, when he came from his previous posting. As far as I know, he has never worn it here. I have the feeling someone might have "donated" it to him. Suffice to say it has a solid yellow[!] stole, to accompany a pattern that is in hideous greens, yellows and blacks. I'm quite tempted to post a photo on my blog of it, but if I did the one chance in a million the "creator" and/or donor would see my blog...this one blog would be the one they'd hit. I wouldn't want to hurt their feelings. [Although, come to think of it, they didn't seem to care if they hurt anyone's eyes.] I can't imagine that Father picked it out himself, as he has excellent taste.

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