Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Liturgical Calendar

Now that Pentecost has passed, the Christian liturgical calendar switches to preparations for the high holy day of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. What is your church doing to prepare this ITLaPD season?


Dan Trabue said...

Our scripture reading today is from Acts 27, where Luke tells of Paul's trecherous voyage a-sea:

When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete.

Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island.

The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.

As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure.

When the men had hoisted it aboard, they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along.

We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.

On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

And then...the Kraken appeared...

Mark Winter said...

Aaaaaarrrrr, we be replacin' the American Flag in the cornerrrr with the Jolly Roger, and forcin' all non-tithers to walk the plank.

DannyG said...

The ministers and staff have been issued eye-patches.

The Ironic Catholic said...
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The Ironic Catholic said...

Personally, I be hopin' those Fadder laddies offer that confession agin. The grog is an evil captain to serve, arrr.

Talk like a pirate at confession

Sally said...

rum and crackers ( is that too irreverant??)

Todd said...

only if the crackers are maggot infested

Jonathan said...

First I have to make it through Trinity Sunday, then I'll think about International Talk like a Pirate day.

RERC said...

Communion would start like this:

The Lord be wi' ye.
An' also wi' ye.
Lift up yer hearts.
We lift them up t' th' Lord.
Let us give thanks t' th' Lord our God.
'Tis starboard t' give our thanks an' praise.

On this here translation site ye can enter t' communion service or Locust an' Honey`s main page an' be seein' how 't looks in swashbuckler language.


Will Deuel said...

We be installin' cannons in the belfry to defend our fine ship from the scurvy Baptists.