I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, so please (moderator), if it is not, send it to the appropriate forum. Thank you.
I have a few Anglican Priest friends, who, when they tell me about their Anglican get-togethers at conferences and other ceremonies, etc., they have these pompous ceremonies, and dress up in their fancy duds, with their head dresses, and such, and very proudly and openly and vividly display evidences of their college and seminary degrees, and priestly ranking. I asked why all the fuss and pompous ceremony, and was told that it was in order to show their "rank", and "status", and require respect, derived from their various and prestigious degrees and the seminary that they attended. Basically, a big pompous show, where they hope to outdo someone else, (that's what it seems to me anyway).
When I see EO (pictures and videos of) gatherings of this sort, there is a lot of "fancy duds" and vestments, but I don't see the pompous attitude expressed, as it seems to be by the "English" persuasion. The air of humility seems to be much greater and evident at EO functions, than at Anglican Functions.
Also, it seems that EO (and I am sure OO, though I haven't had much contact with them) don't focus on or discuss their "credentials" nearly as much, or make such a fuss about them. Am I the only one who has noticed this, or have others noticed this also? If so, what is your take on it? Thank you.