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Offline Justinian of Narnia

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Re: The ideal iconostasis
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2019, 12:52:01 PM »
Thoughts on this arrangement?

Fail.

Explain.

Well, I have great respect for Justinian of Narnia, but that iconostasis, unless its in a carpatho-Rusyn/Ruthenian church, isn’t within the “parameters of perfection.”  But the photos are also kind of obscured and its a bit hard to see all the details, so I kind of am at a loss.

I appreciate your kind words. The church is essentially a pole barn. It is far from ideal, but for a small country church it is functional. The short doors are, from what I have been told, to allow the nave to see into the sanctuary. The hope is to build a temple soon more in keeping with tradition. Thank you all for your input.

I have to confess I couldn’t clearly make out the doors in the photo, but my eyes were inflamed when I looked at it.  It sounds like you have a lovely small parish.  I am blessed with very good eyesight but of late my mother and I have both had an unpleasant allergic reaction to a rosemary bush adjacent to our house, so if you could pray for us that would be much appreciated.

I will. I hope you recover quickly. Lord have mercy.
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Re: The ideal iconostasis
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2019, 03:13:36 PM »
Thoughts on this arrangement?

Fail.

Explain.

Well, I have great respect for Justinian of Narnia, but that iconostasis, unless its in a carpatho-Rusyn/Ruthenian church, isn’t within the “parameters of perfection.”  But the photos are also kind of obscured and its a bit hard to see all the details, so I kind of am at a loss.

I appreciate your kind words. The church is essentially a pole barn. It is far from ideal, but for a small country church it is functional. The short doors are, from what I have been told, to allow the nave to see into the sanctuary. The hope is to build a temple soon more in keeping with tradition. Thank you all for your input.

I have to confess I couldn’t clearly make out the doors in the photo, but my eyes were inflamed when I looked at it.  It sounds like you have a lovely small parish.  I am blessed with very good eyesight but of late my mother and I have both had an unpleasant allergic reaction to a rosemary bush adjacent to our house, so if you could pray for us that would be much appreciated.

I will. I hope you recover quickly. Lord have mercy.

Thank you.  God bless you my friend! :)

By the way, I am really enjoying this thread, and I would like to thank all members for their participation.  It is rare we get an interesting liturgical thread, and this thread strikes me as splendid.
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Re: The ideal iconostasis
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
That which I prefer and that which should be standard for all are often two different things. I’d probably balk at neon, though.

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Re: The ideal iconostasis
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2019, 07:20:31 PM »
That which I prefer and that which should be standard for all are often two different things. I’d probably balk at neon, though.

I kinda like a nice red neon "XB" above the Royal Doors for Pascha.
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Re: The ideal iconostasis
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2019, 07:58:42 PM »
That which I prefer and that which should be standard for all are often two different things. I’d probably balk at neon, though.

I could see concealed neon used for backlighting, but not a visible neon tube.  And especially not animated neon in the Old Las Vegas style!
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