You know you’re an Episcopalian when ….

26 05 2007

Just so we don’t get too serious here at teaheepeehee, I thought I would post the following, which was sent ot me on a listerv I subscribe to:

Episcopalians believe in prayer, but would practically die if asked to pray out loud.

Episcopalians like to sing, except when confronted with a new hymn or a hymn with more than four stanzas.

Episcopalians believe their rectors will visit them in the hospital, even if they don’t notify them that they are there.

Episcopalians usually follow the official liturgy and will feel it is their way of suffering for their sins.

Episcopalians believe in miracles and even expect miracles, especially during their stewardship visitation programs or when passing the plate.

Episcopalians feel that applauding for their children’s choirs will not make the kids too proud and conceited.

Episcopalians think that the Bible forbids them from crossing the aisle while passing the peace.

Episcopalians drink tea as if it were the Third Sacrament.

Episcopalians feel guilty for not staying to clean up after their own wedding reception in the Fellowship Hall.

Episcopalians are willing to pay up to one dollar for a meal at church.

Episcopalians still serve Jell-O in the proper liturgical color of the season and

Episcopalians believe that it is OK to poke fun at themselves and
never take themselves too seriously.

And finally, you know you are a Episcopalian when:

-It’s 100 degrees, with 90% humidity, and you still have coffee after the service.

-You hear something really funny during the sermon and smile as loudly as you can.

-Donuts are a line item in the church budget, just like coffee.

(and my personal favorite)

When you watch a Star Wars movie and they say, “May the Force be with
you,” and you respond, “and also with you.”

If anyone has any others, please share them in the comment section below 🙂  Tea hee!




7 responses

29 05 2007

Not a “You know you’re Espicopalian when…” but still one of my favorite TEC jokes:

Q: How many Espicopalians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Three. One to call the electrician, one to mix the cocktails, and one to claim that the old light bulb was better.

29 05 2007
the Reverend boy

Don’t forget the corollary …

“CHANGE??!?!? Who said anything about change!”

8 05 2010
Mervyn Thomas

The Australian version is
Change? my grandfather gave that lighbulb!

29 05 2007
Pisco Sours

And moving higher on the candle, you know you’re Anglo-Catholic when…

…you suddenly find yourself unable to breathe during the service, and realize in horror that there’s not enough incense.

…you would fight to the death for the 1928 Prayer Book, so long as it’s never actually used.

…you think of Wippell’s as liturgical porn.

…you think “Almy” is French for “Methodist”.

…you get more exercise genuflecting, kneeling, and prostrating than running, jogging, or walking.

…on hearing the parable of the Good Samaritan, you wonder what the priest and the Levite were wearing.

…you hold the doctrine that whatever is worth doing is worth overdoing.

…you’d consider going over to Rome if it didn’t mean giving up being Catholic.

30 05 2007

LMAO…Thanks for the laughs boys!

30 05 2007

LMAO…Thanks for the laughs boys!

17 04 2010

You know you are an Episcopalian whrn you not only know when to use the correct fork but also know that your Bishop knows when to use the correct shade of lip gloss.

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