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What is Mary is holding on to in this NSFW stained glass window?

Picture the scene: You kneel before the Priest (not in a Fleabag way) and open your mouth to receive the body of Christ in the form of a little tasteless wafer.

You look up in reverence at the sacrifice made by Jesus to save us all from our sins.

But, what you’re looking up at isn’t Christ on the crucifix or a mere altar. No, you’re looking up at a stained glass window that appears to show a very different part of the body of Christ.

Twitter user Rosievix was at a service this Sunday and noticed this rather unfortunate effort at shading

In a tweet, they wrote: ‘What, exactly…, is Mary holding ??’ You’re asking us.

What the artist seemed to be getting at was some sort of imagining of The Pietà by Michaelangelo.

In this sculpture, the Virgin Mary is seen holding her son in her arms after he was crucified.

However, this artist – in an effort to show the darker shading in Jesus’ inner thigh – has accidentally made it look like he’s packing a Bratwurst in his robes.

There obviously wasn’t some sort of blasphemy checker in residence when the piece was installed in the currently-unidentified church. Commenters on the original tweet also seem similarly unbothered by the potential they may be smote for their impiety.

One commenter replied: ‘You can’t spell resurrection without… erm… urrection.’

Another said: ‘The second coming?’ which was countered with a suggestion that this depicted ‘The staff of life.’

Further sacrilege took place when this other stained window – of Jesus and John the Baptist – was posted as a reply.

Basically, instead of passing around a collection bucket for a new roof, these places of worship are going to have to ask for donations to fix their NSFW windows.

That stands for Not Safe for Worship, if you didn’t know.

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