This is happens when you don’t know what aspergillum means.
Worcester Cathedral has hit back at criticism over a service that included a man dressed up as a spear of asparagus.
A packed congregation on St George’s Day saw asparagus from Evesham receive a blessing to mark the start of the British Asparagus Festival.
Gus the Asparagus Man was part of the procession- dressed in a giant green asparagus costume.
Pressure group Christian Concern said the scenes in the Cathedral “made a mockery of Christian worship”.
A post written on the Archbishop Cranmer blog site continued the criticism: “Why only adoration of asparagus? Where’s the sprout liturgy, or equality for mushrooms?”.
However, Canon Precentor of Worcester Cathedral, Reverend Michael Brierley, said in response: “I think the inclusion of the figure added a bit of colour”. Source
Well the colour green to be specific.
The jokes write themselves.
- Lettuce pray.
- Did the Aparagus Man receive a celery, or was it part time?
- Did they sing A-Maize-ing Grace?
- What are you giving up for Lentil?
- Peas be with you.