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Offline samkim

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« on: September 16, 2008, 06:54:54 PM »
Can an image of the Buddha be used as an ikon of St. Ioasaph?
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Re: image of buddha
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 07:00:18 PM »
DEFINITELY NOT!!
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Re: image of buddha
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 07:03:35 PM »
Can an image of the Buddha be used as an ikon of St. Ioasaph?
To my knowledge, no.  An iconographer must use an portrait of the saint as such has been preserved in the memory of the Church; he cannot use anything else as a model.  For instance, an iconographer is not permitted to use his sister as a model for an icon of the Theotokos or of another female saint.  Likewise, the Buddha cannot be used as a model for an icon of St. Iosaph.

And, if you're thinking of just taking an image of the Buddha and calling it an icon of St. Ioasaph, that's even more intolerable.  The only thing you can use as an icon of St. Ioasaph is an icon of St. Ioasaph.  If such an icon doesn't exist, I guess your only options are to have an iconographer paint one for you or just go without.
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Re: image of buddha
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 07:18:11 PM »
^ or get an All Saints icon and say, "he's in there somewhere." ;D
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Re: image of buddha
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 08:11:47 PM »
Can an image of the Buddha be used as an ikon of St. Ioasaph?

Isn't St. Ioasaph actually Buddha? If this is a fact then why can't we recognize it?
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St Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.): “I think then that the one goal of all who are really and truly serving the Lord ought to be to bring back to union the churches who have at different times and in diverse manners divided from one another.”

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Re: image of buddha
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 11:28:34 PM »
The more general discussion of the canons of iconography moved here:  Canonical Icons?
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