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I came across some extra money and was looking to buy some more icons of the saints. What saints in your opinions are must-haves in the icon corner (besides my patron)?
My protestant roots betray me- who are the 7 sleepers?
Quote from: ironsiderodger on January 26, 2009, 03:47:15 PMMy protestant roots betray me- who are the 7 sleepers?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_sleepersI've had the privelege to venerate the cave, but I can't fathom why they would be on a "must have" list of icons.
I...want... to be wrong.
In Slavic tradition icons of Protection of the Theothokos are very popular as well as icons of Saints: Nicholas, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Michael the Archangel, George the Victorious, Peter and Paul, Mary of Magdala, Mary of Egypt, prophet Elijah, Seraphim of Sarov.
St Ignatius of Antioch, St Augustine of Hippo and St John the Theologian because I study Theology at university and find their writings particularly useful and inspiring.
QuoteSt Ignatius of Antioch, St Augustine of Hippo and St John the Theologian because I study Theology at university and find their writings particularly useful and inspiring.What about the patron saint of students St. Tatiana. In the Eastern Slavic tradition a moleben is sung to her at the beginning of the school year.
I've personally never really appreciated his work, it just doesn't speak to me on a spiritual level, so I don't have his Icon.
Another saint who is invoked for help in study is St John of Kronstadt.QuoteI've personally never really appreciated his work, it just doesn't speak to me on a spiritual level, so I don't have his Icon. Thomas Aquinas is not recognised as a saint by the Orthodox Church.
For me personally, I would say St. Martin of Tours would be an essential icon
Quote from: Nebelpfade on February 07, 2009, 10:33:35 PMFor me personally, I would say St. Martin of Tours would be an essential icon http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1914521&id=659516457Here is a rather special icon of Saint Martin:http://www.forum-orthodoxe.com/images/stmartindetours.jpgPainted in the monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai in the 12thcentury. It represents three Saints venerated in the Patriarchate ofJerusalem - Saint Paul, Saint James the brother of the Lord, Saint Stephenthe Protomartyr. And another three Saints of the West - Saint Laurence theArchdeacon who was born in Spain and martyred in Rome, Saint Martin theMerciful of Tours and Saint Leonard a hermit of Noblat in the Haute-Vienne(also known as the Liberator)
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