Sunday, February 21, 2010

Orthograph #48 - Orthodox Warning Label for Pews

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Have you been injured in a Piety accident? Excess Piety causes over 1500 head and knee injuries every year. Call 1-800-OMG-Hurts to claim your cash reward!"

elizabeth said...

LOL!

Actually I've done that, except I said another word and my deacon said Father heard me in the Altar! After the loud crack that was my head hitting the pew... (was not for a full prostration but a smaller bow). Needless to say, my compassionate priest checked how I was doing the rest of the weekend whenever I was at church for buising and possible concussion!! As far as we know I am fine to this day :)

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

This is the funniest one yet!

s-p said...

I have to admit I laughed out loud when I drew it. Its one of my favorites so far too.

Anonymous said...

We should rid our temples of these rational sheep pens. Orthodoxy is free range Christianity.

Tom

Stephen said...

Good one.

Perhaps another could be: Warning! Are not to be sat on during services.

Which begs the question, why have pews in the first place?

s-p said...

"Free range Christianity" :)

Having been in parishes with and without pews, I should issue the disclaimer that, while I personally prefer "no pews" and these are not a "rabid anti-pew campaign cartoons", they're just the awkward (and funny) realities we've saddled ourselves with by putting them in the Churches. (See also Orthograph #23)

babushkajoanna said...

The pews in our church were bolted to the floor by the church's previous owners. But we didn't let that stop us. We use the aisles for prostrations, just fine. :)

Josephus Flavius said...

Totally saw this visiting a church out of town this weekend.

Abe said...

That's perfect! It's like working on a car in cold weather. :)
That reminds me of the time I was holding my 2 year old son during a feast day service. He head-butted me really hard (accidentally) and then decided, for fun and boredom sake, to swing his legs and strike my nether regions...oh man...