Cocktails with the Clergy?Posted: May 22, 2012
In a recent post, I mentioned the clergy-drinking-coffee-with-parishioners-phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the world. We have gatherings like “Coffee with the Rector” (that’s what I do) or “Coffee with the Pastor” if you’re either a Lutheran or an evangelical or an incredibly Low Church (bordering on Methodist) Anglican.
This led to some additional musings on my Facebook page that I’ll share here. Plus I’ve added some others to the list. If you have ideas, keep ’em coming. Together we’ll get the clergy bloated!
Rum with the Rector (Tom Sramek)
Vodka with the Vicar (Virginia Creek Tippen)
Bourbon with the Bishop (Claire Rodman)
Appletinis with the Archdeacon (Claire Rodman)
Champagne with the Curate (Claire Rodman)
Liquor with the Lector (Don Kenyon)
Vino with the Verger (Tom Daley)
Port with the Pastor (Janice Landrum)
I’m not sure how this all became alcohol-infused. Not every priest breaks into the sacristy to drink communion wine mid-morning. If this keeps up we may need to add AA with the Acolyte. Nonetheless, I’ll continue along these lines as long as you recognize that I didn’t start us down this path.
Cosmopolitans with the Canon
Manhattans with the Monsignor
Sidecars with the Suffragan
Daiquiris with the Deacon
Screwdrivers with the Sub-Deacon
Absinthe with the Acolyte
Patrone with the Priest
Hurricanes with the Heretic
Mai-Tais with the Minister
Pina Coladas with the Primate
Mojitos with the Monk
Cocktails with the Coadjutor
Alcohol with the Archbishop
Sex on the Beach with the Sexton
Old Fashioneds with the Organist
Wine Coolers with the Wardens
Good luck finding anything to go with Intercessor (all I could come up with was “insulin”) or Theologian (“therapy?”). And at this point I think it might be time for Detox with the Deacon or Rehab with the Rector.