In the video, the rector says this about the service:
It's exciting to be able to do something a little different. It's also a little daunting for a priest. Some would say going to dress up as Cat in the Hat is bringing silliness into worship.
Yes, I can see how some would say exactly that!
The coordinator of family ministry offers this explanation for why St. George's did a "Seusscharist":
The intention of this service is to create an experience for children and give them the language to make sense of that experience. So that's why we're doing the Dr. Seuss Eucharist. And what I've learned in the past is we have a connection with the children at a younger age, and if they experience God at a younger age, they have a better experience of church, and the chances are when they're older they'll want to stay.
It's hard for me to get past how seeing a middle-aged man with a goofy hat on his head in church, flanked by "Thing 1" and "Thing 2", is going to help anyone "make sense" of God.
The rector sums it all up:
In our house we try to make room for everybody, and this is an intentional 'making room' for all generations to come, to play. And we take the Eucharist at its center seriously, but we do so with humor, with love, and with invitation that we hope speaks across generations and to the child that's in all of us.
The problem, of course, is that this attempt to "make room for everybody" necessarily excludes anyone who believes (as I do) that dressing up like Dr. Seuss characters and substituting "Seusspeak" for the language of the Eucharistic prayer models a shocking lack of respect and reverence for one of the holiest things the Church does.
I agree with C. Wingate at Tune: Kings Lynn: I Would Not, Could Not, in a Church.