Friday, April 29, 2011

A Matrimonial Friday Five

As found at RGBP

1) Will you be watching? If so, is this your first royal wedding? I had better things to be doing at 2 in the morning. (although in hindsight I may as well have gotten up at 4:15 instead of tosssing and turning for the next 45 minutes or so).  But 30 years ago I remember getting up at o-dark-o-clock to watch Charles and Diana.

2) The bride has chosen as her wedding cake a fruitcake. Where do you stand on this pastry? It is regrettable she did not choose real food.

3) The dress code for royal weddings has not seen the same sad decline as that for most other weddings. If you could design your own royal wedding hat, what color would it be and what special decoration would it feature? Being male my hat choices would be rather limited would they not?  BUt there is the temptation to have something in a rainbow of colours with a giant plume--or even better mulitple plumes--floating on behind....

4)  Any chance the Archbishop of Canterbury is using a Sustainable Sermon (tip of the mitre to the Vicar of Hogsmeade)? What would you tell the couple were you offering the homily? Generally my wedding message is about the hard work of building a relationship and the power of love in the bumps and twists and hiccups of life.  ANd I seriously doubt the Archbishop did the Sustainable thing. Although I almost always do for a wedding.

5) Believe it or not, kathrynzj is getting up early mostly to see the wedding dress. By the time this post is up, the world will have seen it. Did you like it?  I haven't seen it yet....


  1. He blessed the marriag ein the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, what is more substantial than that?

  2. or i should say 'sustaining'

  3. Gord, here is a UCC site that may interest you

  4. A sustainable sermon means a reusing of a previous sermon.

  5. And I have seen such things before stephen. They do not mark the part of the UCC where I stand. WE are a big tent denomination with a wide range of theological positions.

  6. it just something i thought would interest you.
    have you read the new creed of the UCC?

  7. regularly. I have also read the 20 articles your link alludes to and the 1940 Statement of faith and the Song of Faith. It just so happens that the link you posted goes to the site of a group within the UCC with whom I find myself disagreeing.