Friday, July 4, 2008

What the... ?

Does ANYBODY have ANY idea, what Polish prelate Henryk Jankowski is wearing here?

8 comments:

John said...

Now that is a challenge. He wears a simar (cassock with cape (usually bishops wear it), and a surplice with Roman yoke (the square or rectangular cut to pass over the head when vesting) on which he has hooked the pectoral cross, and consequently make it look like a risque cleavage. He is probably not a bishop (no skullcap and weird pectoral)but some sort of canon.

leo said...

No, he's not a bishop. I also don't think he's a canon. As far as I know he is only the priest of St. Bridgets parish in Gdansk (This seems to be an important parish with no small amount of income, which the prelate used to finance a somewhat more than lavish lifestyle).

"Risque cleavage"? ROTFL

Daniele said...

Non è la prima volta che vedo un misto tra abito piano e abito corale, ma la pellegrina sopra la mozzetta era qualche cosa che ancora mi mancava. Mi domando se, da un punto di vista liturgico, abbia un senso.

leo said...

Probabilmente non, Daniele

Niclas Dahlström said...

The cross seems to be the Grand Cross of the order of Saint Stanislas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Saint_Stanislaus

Niclas Dahlström said...

A non religious charitable order, and one of the former royal state orders of Poland.

Carolina Cannonball said...

in these here parts we callit Bling.

Sem. said...

I own that surplice...cool!