One of these things is not like the other...

More hilarity from classroom observations, in the middle school. The lesson talked about the structure of the early church, and how the church modeled itself on the hierarchy of the Roman Empire, with laypeople, then priests, then deacons, then bishops, then archbishops, etc. One student had a question.

Student: A bishop... you mean like a jester?
Teacher: No... bishops and jesters are two completely different things.

Then one student identified the top of the hierarchy, the Pope.

Teacher: That's right. Are you Catholic?
Student: No, I'm Episcopalian.
Other Student: What's an Episcoponian?

1 comment:

Esther said...

After a short research stint I have discovered that Episcoponian is not a word. However, Episcopon is a word. Here are my findings on that: http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Episkopon . Just in case you're in need of some useless information!