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Re: Unusual Iconostases
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #316 on: November 19, 2017, 02:24:46 PM »
The Rood Screen / Iconostasis of "Holy Transfiguration Western Rite Orthodox Church," under the vangate / noncanonical group "Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia"




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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #317 on: November 19, 2017, 02:42:31 PM »
^^ That's an interesting hybrid of Western and Eastern wall separating the altar from the rest of the temple.
However, the rest of the pictures from their website are a kind of kitch, it's visible they're vagante.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #318 on: November 19, 2017, 03:01:05 PM »
^^ That's an interesting hybrid of Western and Eastern wall separating the altar from the rest of the temple.
However, the rest of the pictures from their website are a kind of kitch, it's visible they're vagante.

I like the idea... but there are just some things that could've been so much better that makes it awkward.

For example, the strange / bright color choice, the inconsistent iconographic style, the neon crosses in the background, the statue in front of it (which you can barely see), and the very bad / inconsistent carvings (notice the 4 leaf clovers above the ground icons)

Still like the idea.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #319 on: November 19, 2017, 03:42:28 PM »
The Rood Screen / Iconostasis of "Holy Transfiguration Western Rite Orthodox Church," under the vangate / noncanonical group "Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia"
^^ That's an interesting hybrid of Western and Eastern wall separating the altar from the rest of the temple.
However, the rest of the pictures from their website are a kind of kitch, it's visible they're vagante.

While true that they are, indeed, vagante - I called them "vangate" in reference to the architectural style they seem to be modeled after.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #320 on: November 20, 2017, 09:44:38 PM »
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I like it.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #321 on: November 20, 2017, 11:05:51 PM »
Nobody found my joke funny? I know it wasn't really funny, but I'd think somebody would appreciate the effort.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #322 on: November 21, 2017, 04:31:28 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #323 on: November 21, 2017, 04:34:39 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #324 on: November 21, 2017, 07:48:07 AM »
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That is truly exquisite, beautiful, sublime.  This thread is increasingly less a compilation of unusual iconostases and more a compilation of unusually beautiful iconostases.

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This is a beautiful chapel, lovely.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #325 on: December 06, 2017, 09:08:39 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #326 on: December 06, 2017, 11:00:11 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #327 on: December 06, 2017, 12:12:58 PM »
If you're the only attendant then you'll be the priest's witness.
Truly this must be a most unusual icon.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #328 on: December 30, 2017, 03:49:05 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #329 on: December 30, 2017, 11:37:26 PM »
Fully frescoed, I like it.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #330 on: December 31, 2017, 12:32:41 AM »

Just saw this: the icon in the foreground looks like it would be one icon from one angle, and another icon from the other angle.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #331 on: January 14, 2018, 06:27:10 PM »
Maybe not so unusual, but nice (Lebanon)


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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #332 on: January 22, 2018, 07:45:30 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #333 on: January 22, 2018, 11:06:45 AM »
Just saw this: the icon in the foreground looks like it would be one icon from one angle, and another icon from the other angle.

or one that turns and changes between 3 icons.....
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #334 on: January 22, 2018, 10:37:51 PM »
Just saw this: the icon in the foreground looks like it would be one icon from one angle, and another icon from the other angle.

or one that turns and changes between 3 icons.....
In any case, very unusual!
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #335 on: February 14, 2018, 06:05:29 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #336 on: February 14, 2018, 06:46:01 PM »
Are the chasubles leftovers from the Protestants?

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #337 on: February 15, 2018, 08:13:45 AM »
Are the chasubles leftovers from the Protestants?
Haha, no. But since it's a very, very Western Poland, maybe it's a kind of reference to the Western world? i know, it may sound stupid, but I wouldn't be surprised.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #338 on: July 10, 2018, 05:18:39 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #339 on: July 10, 2018, 08:49:54 PM »
Serbian parish somewhere in Pernambuco, Brazil. Probably unfinished, but still an interesting sight.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #340 on: July 19, 2018, 05:56:53 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #341 on: July 19, 2018, 06:39:34 PM »
"Hey Boris?"
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #342 on: July 19, 2018, 07:10:14 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #343 on: July 20, 2018, 04:54:28 AM »
^^ I haven't seen such iconostasis in Transilvania, but yeah, I've visited only some churches, so it may not give full vision.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #344 on: July 20, 2018, 10:16:15 AM »
I like those Romanian and Serbian iconostases. I'm not too keen on the modern practice of lining church walls with printed-decoupage icons though. If hand-painted icons are unaffordable, I think they should find some other way of decorating those walls. 
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #345 on: July 23, 2018, 08:58:41 AM »
Saint Elias church, Sinaia, Romania

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« Reply #346 on: July 31, 2018, 04:23:11 PM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #347 on: July 31, 2018, 04:59:54 PM »
^^ indeed, intereresting. I haven't seen such solution yet.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #348 on: August 08, 2018, 08:49:06 PM »
Very simple and not temporal from Snina (Slovakia)

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #349 on: August 08, 2018, 09:39:55 PM »
I want an epitaphios for my wall.  I wonder if Alpha60 has an extra in his collection...

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« Reply #350 on: August 08, 2018, 10:16:15 PM »
I want an epitaphios for my wall.  I wonder if Alpha60 has an extra in his collection...
I’m almost sure I could get an old one with my  clergy connections. Not sure how much they’d expect in return though .
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #351 on: August 09, 2018, 05:19:10 PM »
Very simple and not temporal from Snina (Slovakia)


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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #352 on: August 12, 2018, 12:25:04 PM »


St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church - Dayton, OH

Which now looks like this:




How do the deacons and servers even enter that contraption? There is just a very wide gap where the Royal Doors should be, and apparently a solid wall replacing the Deacon's Doors. I've seen iconostases with one side door (on a side altar), but never one with no side entrances.

A quick glance at the photographs shows that there is plenty of space for deacons and servers to pass through the space at the sides behind the two large icons.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #353 on: August 13, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
Very simple and not temporal from Snina (Slovakia)



I love that. I assume that's in the new wooden church. I think these wooden interiors are a great way to have few icons without the walls looking bare or sterile.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #354 on: August 14, 2018, 10:16:50 AM »
This is the parish I currently attend

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #355 on: August 14, 2018, 09:46:14 PM »
Very simple and not temporal from Snina (Slovakia)



I love that. I assume that's in the new wooden church. I think these wooden interiors are a great way to have few icons without the walls looking bare or sterile.
It's beautiful, but how do you get in and out of this contraption? There don't appear to be ANY deacon's doors. I've seen churches with altars that only had the north door, but not any with 0 doors in the Iconostasis. Do the priest and servers walk in through the Holy Doors (a no-no for anyone of a rank lower than deacon, and discouraged for anyone below a bishop outside of proper context in the services), or are they expected to magically walk through walls  ;D?

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #356 on: August 14, 2018, 10:04:47 PM »
It appears that there is space on both sides of the iconostasis to move in and out of the altar with ease. If you look close enough you can see that there is room between the icons and the wooden walls behind on either side.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #357 on: September 12, 2018, 07:26:22 AM »
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #358 on: September 12, 2018, 07:39:46 AM »


It is not and orthodox church or a iconostasis, more like a exotic moorish-y rood screen maybe? It's a syriac catholic parish in Paris.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #359 on: September 12, 2018, 08:34:31 AM »
^^ actually, as Syriacs have much more simpler iconostasis (or a wall that divides the altar part from the nave), it's not so surprising, except that Syriacs rather have such iconostasis/walls made up from stone. Anyway, it's beautiful.
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