Tuesday, August 1, 2006


Come sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of some heretics
That started from a Pittsburgh port, aboard a tiny ship.

The mate was a fan of labyrinths,The skipper was a nun
10 other women were on board for sacramental fun. (for sacramental fun)

The liturgy was getting rough, The litany was long,
Invoking Lilith, Gaia too, Seemed just a bit too wrong (though not to Bishop Spong)

The ship set ground in a strange new world; uncharted heresy.
With lesbians, And feminists, An acting deacon’s wife,
Peace activists, And the rest Here on Womanchurch Isle.

So this is the tale of the priestesses There here for a long, long time.
They’re sure to make a mess of things And bitch and moan and whine.

No pope! No men! No canon law! Not a dime to Peter’s Pence!
Like Lollard, Hussites, Bogomils, They’ve left out common sense.

So join us here each year my friend, There’s sure to be more fun,
With a hearty shout, “non serviam! My will, not Thine be done.”

Text: Tim Ferguson, posted as a comment to a post on Amy Welborn's Open Book.
Tune: GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, Irregular; Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle.



PhiMuAlpha2681 said...


It's possible to sing Amazing Grace to the tune of Gilligan's Island, so I would venture that the meter is not irregular, it's CM.


Brian Michael Page said...

Ah yes, but verse 4 here takes on a couple of extra lines. As for the remaining verses, Amazing Grass could very easily be sung to the tune at hand. As for the text posted here (and the Gilligan theme itself), those texts would be irregular. ;)

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Well then again, just about everything about us here at Christus Vincit is irregular...


Brian Michael Page said...

true! (nothing regular about a snark! hehehe!)


PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Nothin' like a little self-deprecating humor. And people think we don't HAVE a sense of humor here on the CV Network...