Thursday, February 22, 2007

Termin-ology *Updated*

The Living Lexicon: Church Terms That Oughta' Be

Here is a partial list from Allen's Brain. Via Ironic Catholic
Biblidue: The build-up of bookmarks, bulletins, notes, and other miscellanea that collects in one's Bible.

Hymnastics: The entertaining body language of the song leader.

Narthexegesis: Unsolicited post-sermon commentary given the preacher by armchair biblical theologians.

Pewtrify: To occupy a precise spot in the sanctuary for more than 15 years without once showing signs of sentient life.

Ministereotype: A common myth or misconception about any ordained person.

Hymnprovisation: The abrupt and unannounced transition from one song to another, usually a chorus unfamiliar to most present.

Proliferation: An abundance of anti-abortion activists.
I know there is a technical name for this, but I can't think of it right now. I humor the kids by making up new words quite often, so here is my contribution to this cause.

St. Francis some more: The ongoing quoting of St. Francis of Assisi while failing to heed his advice to preach the Gospel always, and IF necessary, use WORDS. [corrected]

Tiptation: The desire to comment on the poor sermon or music by putting pennies in the collection.

A-Pox-alyptic: A curse put upon someone who ignores the end-times warnings of the Left Behind disciple.

Epi-crisis: The use of invalid words for the invocation of the Holy Spirit before the consecration of the Eucharist.

EMC: The use of so many Extraordinary Ministers that one of them has to function as the MC and direct traffic.


frival said...

I'm still chuckling... One question, wasn't it St. Francis of Assisi who said that rather than St. Francis de Sales? I think my favorite thus far is Pewtrify, although I can probably think of cases where I've seen each of these in practice if I try hard enough.

KaleJ said...

after searching on the quote, I see it is attributed to St Francis of Assisi.

Thanks for the correction.