Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Little Mosque on the Prairie III

Well this week's episode was kind of fun but again things were said about the Anglican church that were just unbelievable. No, I'm not talking about the same sex wedding. It is hard to imagine that a priest who was so worried only a week ago about being shut down by the Archdeacon for financial reasons wouldn't worry about being shut down by the same Archdeacon for disobeying Church discipline (the issue is being debated in the Anglican Church of Canada but a retired Archbishop was disciplined for participating in a wedding when he didn't actually do the wedding - it is hard to imagine that the same wouldn't happen in small town Saskatchewan). But it is possible - probably as possible as the story line about Yasir taking a second wife. No, the objection I have is to naming the Anglican church Mercy Anglican. Anglican churches are not named for the town they are in. United Churches often are. But Anglican churches have some interesting saint's name. So I'd like to suggest that the church could be named St. Joseph the Carpenter, since Yasir the contractor has found a home there. Or it could be called St. Clare Anglican Church or St. Gabriel's for the patron saints of television. Or maybe St. Genesius Anglican, or St. Vitus Anglican after one of the patron saints of actors. Now that would be believable.

4 comments:

aaronorear said...

I like to think that the church is named for the quality of mercy, though that tends to be more Lutheran...Peace Lutheran, Grace Church, etc. So then the town grew up around the church? OK, that's not the way it works, at least not since Salisbury was founded.

Erin said...

That was the first thing that I thought - it sounds like a Lutheran church. If that was the case I would like it better. I like many of the names of Lutheran churches. Although my favourite new church name is actually Presbyterian - Anamcara Presbyterian Church in Calgary.

aaronorear said...

I like those non-denominational storefront churches with the $10 names...First Tabernacle of the Apostolic Church of Faith and Glory in Jesus Christ. And next door is the liquor store.

Erin said...

Me too! I love the name of the church in Duvall's movie The Apostle - The One Way Road to Heaven. You have to love it. Then there is True Bible Way Apostolic Church in Randall Balmer's documentary "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory."
So if you started your own church what would you call it?