Pastrix – Nadia Bolz Weber (@Sarcasticluther)

We are delighted that our definition of Pastrix – created when Pastor Nadia Bolz Weber was getting some unpleasant feedback in the States – has been used on the back cover of her autobiography of the same name.

The book is available from Jericho Books and is, naturally, a great read! Perhaps not one to buy for your church Buttress however!

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Frater

[frey-ter]

verb

Snatched conversation between verses in a hymn.

“What does potentate mean?”

“What the hell is unction and how does one bestow it?”

“They’re playing this too slowly!”

Decretum

[di-creet-em]

noun

Movement made by an individual when either arriving to church late or nipping out during a quiet moment to the toilet – an attempt to make as little noise as possible.

“She walked with decretum down the side aisle.”

 

Almuce

[al-myoos]

noun (pl)

Left over food after a parish ‘faith lunch’. Usually comprised of inedible vol au vents, one quiche too many and some curly sandwiches.

“Anybody want to take this almuce home? No? Thought not.”