Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Think I'm Going to Join

I think they are nearly Orthodox...They have cataphatic and apophatic theology, negation, their own liturgical language, experiential relationship with the Deity, transformation of the human person, priesthood, and mysticism. All they are missing is the 8 Tones, Octoechoes, and the 8th Day, but they aren't far from that and apparently very open to the concept .


Say Hebbo! from Torvakian on Vimeo.

14 comments:

DvntWriter said...

Wow... I'm not even sure what to say to that.

I kind of want to go back through that, and count the number of times the word "like" was said.

I would if I didn't think it would make my eyes and ears bleed and force God to strike me down for watching it twice.

Fr. James Early said...

Brilliant and hilarious!

Anonymous said...

At first I thought this must be a joke, but then I remembered Scientology, and now...I'm not so sure anymore. (sorry Scientologists, but you must admit,your faith is a bit, well...unique)

orthstitcher said...

Apparently the word "like" is very important to their religion :) This was a hilarious (and I really hope that it is just a joke - but there are some pretty odd groups out there)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's like I think it is kind of like the word "just" for some groups. I like think the person who started this religion... oops, ummmm...chabbernackle, is like, a genius. And, like, NO catechumenate! Whoo-hoo!

Grace said...

Where do you find this stuff? I was in awe of what a very professional job they did. The music, the graphics, the dead-serious actors ... I would think it would've cost a lot to make. But maybe it was a labor of love?

s-p said...

Hi Grace, I get this stuff from other people's blogs, forwarded to me etc. I don't "surf the net" or subscribe to RSS feeds and stuff like that. And yeah, this guy really did a great job, I was in awe too of the professionalism for a parody video. I'm sure he's looking to parlay it into profitmaking activities like selling books and ordinations etc in the future. Heck, I'll probably buy some of them if they are as funny as the video.

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

I've never talked to an octopus, but I have sung to a Siberian Husky. Does that make me a pseudo-tarvoist?

s-p said...

Fr. Christian, ROTFL! But no, that makes you normal in my book. God help me to be the person my dogs think I am. :)

Anonymous said...

Men are like dogs, so we sort of speak to animals every day...is a woman like an octopus?

Altar Ego said...

Thanks Steve, for leading me to the ultimate religion for those of us who like to shop for religion.

I always knew Octopuses (or is it Octopii?) were holy since I saw "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" - the Kirk Douglas version!!!

"I'd like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus' Garden"

Who knew that Ringo could write hymns????

GOOFY!!!!

s-p said...

Altar Ego, ROTFL! St. Ringo the Melodist, it has a ring to it. I'm nominating Doc Ock for archbishop at the upcoming convention.

Jeremiah said...

This actually is a parody of a Scientology video (which is unnecessary because the original is unintentional self-parody).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXVSrmmqP-c

s-p said...

Thanks Jeremiah...OMGOSH!! That is truly unbelievable. Yeah, its like 'CHING!'... more like "CHA-ching!"
sigh. But like an old elder once told me: You know, if they aren't in the market for it, they won't buy it.