Grace Cathedral

Episcopal Grace Cathedral Goes Green in Liturgical Eco-Disaster

on September 17, 2018

Fresh off publicity from their recent Beyoncé Mass, Grace Cathedral is back with more liturgically questionable performance art in a worship service. This time, the San Francisco Episcopal Cathedral hosted a multi-faith service “of wondering and commitment” as part of the September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit featuring participants on stilts dressed as trees:

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Mother Earth adorns the Cathedral’s rose window:

Episcopal Diocese of California Bishop Marc Andrus sports a cope with butterfly and bear images (is this a diocesan cross-promotion with Nature Valley granola bars? If not, it should be):

But wait! There’s more! A cello-accompanied shirtless dance segment:

Attempts to reach the trees for comment were unsuccessful; they were otherwise occupied storming Isengard.

  1. Comment by Pudentiana on September 17, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Was there any mention of a certain fruit treeP that began this whole mess?

  2. Comment by Josh on September 17, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    “storming Isengard” . . . now that’s some funny stuff.
    This Eco thing in an Episcopal church . . . just . . . sad

  3. Comment by David on September 19, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    The cathedrals of the middle ages sponsored all sorts of events to bring in people (and money). The mystery plays were supposedly biblical, but often contained humorous segments.

  4. Comment by Lance Thomas on September 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Seems like they may be missing the main thing …the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  5. Comment by Nunya Business on September 20, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I kept waiting for the Ewoks to break out in a battle with Stormtroopers…

  6. Comment by Joseph on September 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I’m baffled as to what the organizers thought would be accomplished by their bizarre program.

  7. Comment by April User on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Lord Jesus, come quickly!

  8. Comment by Patrick98 on September 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    “A service of wondering and commitment”… that service would make me wonder too, about a lot of things. 🙂

  9. Comment by Loren Golden on September 22, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    “Attempts to reach the trees for comment were unsuccessful; they were otherwise occupied storming Isengard.”
    I’m afraid you’ve confused your trees.  These trees are quite simply too fruity and nutty to “go to war, to hew the stone and break the door” (LOTR III.9).  No, if these trees were all that Treebeard had to work with, I’m afraid that the Uruk-hai would have hewn them down and used them to stoke the fires of Isengard.  They wouldn’t even have been as useful as the Huorns Treebeard sent to Helm’s Deep, to deal with the orcs there (LOTR III.7,9).

  10. Comment by CC-in-VA on September 25, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Perhaps instead the trees are preparing to storm Dunsinane?

  11. Comment by Bryan Anderson on September 25, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I laughed aloud for some time watching in sheer amazement. What bombastic pagan nonsense! Then I felt a cold chill and profound grief as I pondered what false spirit was powerful enough to carry out such blasphemy in a once Christian cathedral with hundreds fawning…Lord have mercy!

  12. Comment by Penny on October 1, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    My husband and I are currently in a Disciple III Bible Study and this sounds oh so much like the shenanigans going on with the Israelites when God said He had had enough!!!

  13. Comment by Dennis Crwley on October 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Look very closely at these pictures- specifically at the congregation- These people are elderly and getting older. The Episcopal Church is dying-

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