Priestess Barbie

Wednesday, April 7, AD 2010

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time.  This is the work of an Episcopal priestess, Julie Blake Fisher, in Kent, Ohio.

She arrived at the church fully accessorized, as is Barbie’s custom. Her impeccably tailored ecclesiastical vestments include various colored chasubles (the sleeveless vestments worn at Mass) for every liturgical season, black clergy shirt with white collar, neat skirt and heels, a laptop with prepared sermon and a miniature, genuine Bible.

Apparently a devotee of the “smells and bells” of High Church tradition, the Rev. Barbie even has a tiny thurible, a metal vessel used for sending clouds of incense wafting toward heaven.

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5 Responses to Priestess Barbie

  • Satire is dead.

  • At risk of being snarky…. “nearly complete Bible”? How fitting!

  • (Guest comment from Don’s wife Cathy:) I wanted to get our daughter either a saint doll (too expensive) or a “Sister Barbie” nun outfit (too much sewing required for the pattern available from a Catholic homeschooling website) as a First Communion present years ago; we ended up getting her a “Sister Baby” doll (baby doll in traditional habit, complete with rosary) off eBay instead. I remember that Catholic homeschooling website also had a sewing pattern for “Father Ken’s” vestments. Now if only that silly Episcopalian priestess could size up all that clerical garb slightly to fit a Ken doll — but then it wouldn’t have been news, would it?
    The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen found that “Priestess Barbie” story and came up with some of their own ideas here:

  • Goes to show that unless it’s the real thing your just playing games.

  • I guess the “nearly complete bible” would be the one they think of as “interesting to read, but not something to live youre life by.” ?
    I remember hearing those, or very similar, words on the radio back during the whitewash of the election of the adulterous gay anti-bishop in New Hanpshire.

    I can hardly believe that I grew up an Episcopalean.