Sunday, March 06, 2011

Lenten Warning Labels

Doing Prostrations with Pews
From the "Orthographs Archives"



8 comments:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Next year, how about a warning (a day BEFORE Forgiveness Sunday, please) that you should not attempt to walk on Monday. Or at least, you should place crutches and/or a back brace) beside your bed when you retire after Forgiveness Sunday.

Hira Animfefte said...

I love how the second illustration has plumber's crack.

Nobody bows much at my home parish. Too many pews in the way, even when people line up in the side aisle. I managed it, but I'm well conditioned by seminary. Heck, there I was a lightweight, since I didn't do a full prostration.

I miss that.

At my home parish this year, we didn't do the full vespers, just the rite. I think vespers would have put a bee in peoples' bonnets. I don't know what happened last year. I vagely remember some combination of snow and sickness.

Your Intrepid Editor said...

I like the prayer rope falling! Nice touch.

Chocolatesa said...

I agree with Anastasia. I pulled a muscle in my leg and was really wishing for crutches to make my way to work this morning!

dareczka! said...

:)

Seraphim said...

Orthodoxy and Orthopaedics are next to each in the dictionary, for good reasons.

Zack said...

Metropolitan Jonah calls prostrations "ortho-robics".

Alexander The Mediocre said...

"ortho-robics"!

now thats a nice idea for an orthograph!