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Offline NicholasMyra

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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2011, 02:02:32 AM »
A few thoughts... First, if you are worried about God seeing you naked, just get dressed and do the funky monkey with your significant other underneath the covers (a big, thick comforter works best); God wouldn't violate our privacy by looking underneath the covers. Second, necrothreadophile, yes, that word will work quite nicely!
Oh, come now! God has been watching marital relations for thousands of years. He created us this way.

As for Him not looking underneath the covers,

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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2011, 02:19:15 AM »
I never seen a washroom in a Serbian Orthodox Church build from the ground up...Can't speak for the serbian Churches that are purchased from catholic or protestant groups...washrooms are always located in the church school/hall a seperate building from the church....

Here in Chicago a Greek Orthodox Church St. George about 2700 North Shefield .has washrooms in the basement Church hall under the same roof as the church....... :o
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2011, 02:25:39 AM »
Oh, come now! God has been watching marital relations for thousands of years. He created us this way.

As for Him not looking underneath the covers,

"O Heavenly King, the Paraclete, the Spirit of Truth who are in all places and fill all things..." :laugh:

Well if he could see what we were doing, I bet he looked away out of modesty a lot, because... well... nevermind, this probably isn't the place to discuss it!  :P :-* :angel: :police:

I never seen a washroom in a Serbian Orthodox Church build from the ground up...Can't speak for the serbian Churches that are purchased from catholic or protestant groups...There always located in the church school/hall a seperate building from the church....

Here in Chicago a Greek Orthodox Church has a washroom in the basement Church hall under the same roof as the church....... :o

I'm fairly sure that every parish I've been to here in the US had a bathroom in the same building as the main Church. And most of them were built by Orthodox, not bought from those evil Catholics/Protestants.  ;)

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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2011, 05:31:16 AM »
I am sure most folks here know about an episode from the show "Curb your Enthusiasm."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCodaoMt8XE

This is what might happen, a strong possibility if we place icons or images in bathrooms. Well, that's just my opinion :-\ (I hope no one is offended by the clip, if so, I apologize)
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2011, 09:59:01 AM »
Just when you think you could never find a topic to top the one you just left which splits off in a dumb direction with the oddest comments....... ;)

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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2011, 04:44:05 AM »
Well,  I would have to say that many people take their last breaths in their bathroom. What better reason to have an icon in there?

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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2011, 04:56:09 AM »
I'm fairly sure that every parish I've been to here in the US had a bathroom in the same building as the main Church. And most of them were built by Orthodox, not bought from those evil Catholics/Protestants.  ;)

Oh my! So besides pews, beardless priests and wrong calendars now we have to deal with bathrooms. :o
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2011, 06:12:30 AM »

That's Correct   .....I've Yet to see a Serbian Orthodox Church Build Brand New with a Washroom located on the side somewhere......
When Land is Purchased There's usually a building on it ,or a Quonset hut is put up, that serves as a temporary Church .....Till the new one is built.....


I'm fairly sure that every parish I've been to here in the US had a bathroom in the same building as the main Church. And most of them were built by Orthodox, not bought from those evil Catholics/Protestants.  ;)

Oh my! So besides pews, beardless priests and wrong calendars now we have to deal with bathrooms. :o
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2011, 07:30:55 PM »
Asteriktos, thank you for bumping this up - my parents purchased a beautiful Icon of the Holy Theotokos for Christmas - perfect for my nightstand, but I was wondering if putting it there was appropriate.  But I often pray there at night in bed on my way to sleep and always when I am waking up.  Your timing and choice was perfect! :)

 
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2011, 08:36:32 PM »
I live in a house with two roommates. My bedroom is the only place I have where I can put icons and pray right now.
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Re: OK to put icons in bedroom?
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2011, 10:30:05 PM »
I have a full icon corner in my bedroom.  I pray there, and it's the only place in the house where I can have privacy.  I also have a small icon corner (with 3 icons) at my father's house.   

I wake up and go to bed praying, and I do this in my bedroom.  unless I build a house chapel in my house like some members of this forum, I will continue to pray in my bedroom.   :)