Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Worst clergy name ever.
As Mrs Philocrites and I continue to debrief each other about our respective denominational conventions, she can't stop laughing at the worst clergy name ever — which happens to belong to a former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and for whom the church has formally set aside a day of commemoration. Yes, we're talking about the Rt Rev Philander Chase (1775-1852), founder of Kenyon College. It gets better, of course: Philander's nephew was Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. Let us now praise famous funny names! (Which means, if you can come up with a funnier but real clergy name — without embarrassing the living, of course — trump good ol' Philander.)
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 27 June 2006 at 10:50 PM