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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #135 on: July 27, 2010, 11:03:42 AM »
That's beautiful, Trevor.  :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #136 on: July 27, 2010, 12:33:49 PM »
That's beautiful, Trevor.  :)

thanks!  it's really a blessing that my mother lets me have them up in my bedroom!   :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #137 on: July 27, 2010, 01:50:59 PM »
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #138 on: November 06, 2010, 08:47:33 PM »
I don't really have a corner, but this is the East wall of my Living Room.



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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #139 on: November 06, 2010, 09:25:17 PM »
Here is the icon corner in my room.



Holy crap icons! LOL not meant to be disrespectful. Beautiful.

What is the main black book?

The main black book is an Old Rite Horologion.

Edit: Sorry, just realized this is quite a late reply to your question.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2010, 01:54:38 AM »
I don't really have a corner, but this is the East wall of my Living Room.






Very nice! Is that an olive branch? And what are the Encyclopedic looking volumes?


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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #141 on: November 07, 2010, 01:55:30 AM »
Here is the icon corner in my room.



Holy crap icons! LOL not meant to be disrespectful. Beautiful.

What is the main black book?



The main black book is an Old Rite Horologion.

Edit: Sorry, just realized this is quite a late reply to your question.


Yeah, that's really nice.



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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #142 on: November 07, 2010, 05:59:11 PM »


Very nice! Is that an olive branch? And what are the Encyclopedic looking volumes?

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It is a palm leaf left over from Palm Sunday.  The Encyclopedic volumes are set one and two of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.  The set of the Ante-Nicene Fathers is below and not in the photograph.  I believe that these works are on-line now.  They were not at the time that I purchased these.

As an interesting note, the two black books weighing down that top shelf are German Bibles, one from the late 1800's and one from 1901.  The 1901 version does not have any pages missing (unlike the 1800's one), and the front piece says (in German)

"The Bible, or the complete Holy Scriptures translated by Dr. Marin Luther, St. Louis Mo, Concordia Publishing House, 1901." 

This Bible contains all of the Apocryphal books except the Maccabees III and IV.  Concordia Publishing House is the publisher for the LCMS Lutheran Church. 
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #143 on: November 07, 2010, 11:00:46 PM »
These are all beautiful icon corners. 

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #144 on: June 02, 2011, 10:12:22 PM »
don't know why, but i felt like uploading a pic of my icon corner, so here is my small and humble icon corner... although i don't know if I can get this to upload properly... Also, I apologize for the poor quality as this was taken on my blackberry.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #145 on: June 03, 2011, 04:09:35 AM »
don't know why, but i felt like uploading a pic of my icon corner, so here is my small and humble icon corner... although i don't know if I can get this to upload properly... Also, I apologize for the poor quality as this was taken on my blackberry.

That is very nice!


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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #146 on: June 03, 2011, 07:10:06 PM »
Here is my Icon Corner:
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #147 on: June 03, 2011, 08:33:20 PM »
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #148 on: June 04, 2011, 06:37:53 PM »
my humble corner



hopefully this summer, i will add to it

side note, must it be in the Eastern corner?

It would serve better to be in a different corner, because of the way my doors swing if i wished to place a shelf, but it is okay where it is
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #149 on: June 04, 2011, 07:00:34 PM »
my humble corner



hopefully this summer, i will add to it

side note, must it be in the Eastern corner?

It would serve better to be in a different corner, because of the way my doors swing if i wished to place a shelf, but it is okay where it is

It is preferable to be on an eastern corner, however, if your door will hit the Icons it's okay to place them in a more decent place. :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #150 on: August 15, 2011, 11:51:58 PM »
Just got a few new ones in as a late birthday present, so I'll present my completed (for now) corner:
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #151 on: August 16, 2011, 08:25:16 PM »
LOL. I'm so jealous of all these icon corners, mine is really bad!
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #152 on: August 16, 2011, 08:54:30 PM »


Here's my humble little place of prayer.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2011, 06:08:29 PM »
Here's mine:
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #154 on: August 24, 2011, 06:26:21 PM »


Here's my humble little place of prayer.

Lovely and simple.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2011, 07:03:02 PM »
LOL. I'm so jealous of all these icon corners, mine is really bad!

There is no such thing as a bad icon corner. As long as there is prayer said at it, it is good.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #156 on: August 24, 2011, 07:05:51 PM »
LOL. I'm so jealous of all these icon corners, mine is really bad!

There is no such thing as a bad icon corner. As long as there is prayer said at it, it is good.
You are of course correct! But my icon corner is "bad" even in the way you define it, *sigh* lately I have been prayerless, but I'll pull myself back up. Thank you for your encouraging words. :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #157 on: August 24, 2011, 11:21:02 PM »
LOL. I'm so jealous of all these icon corners, mine is really bad!

There is no such thing as a bad icon corner. As long as there is prayer said at it, it is good.
You are of course correct! But my icon corner is "bad" even in the way you define it, *sigh* lately I have been prayerless, but I'll pull myself back up. Thank you for your encouraging words. :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #158 on: August 25, 2011, 12:34:12 AM »


Here's my humble little place of prayer.

Is the red splattering on the wall from the candle, or from animal sacrifices, or self-flagellation?    ;)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #159 on: August 25, 2011, 03:10:14 AM »
Here's mine:


I have never seen a Pantokrator icon like that before. Where is it from? It doesn't look like the neo-Coptic style you see a lot.
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« Reply #160 on: August 25, 2011, 07:36:48 AM »
Here's mine:


I have never seen a Pantokrator icon like that before. Where is it from? It doesn't look like the neo-Coptic style you see a lot.
My Dad got it for me a while back from Egypt. It's more Greek Orthodox in style than Coptic, you are correct. The name of the iconographer is Midhat Malek.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2011, 09:40:57 AM »
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Is the red splattering on the wall from the candle, or from animal sacrifices, or self-flagellation?    ;)

I leave it to you and your twisted imagination to decide! ;)

No, really... cheap candles. Dollar Store. Never again!
I scraped the wax off but have yet to deep clean the wall. I think the splatter gives my corner a weathered, authentic, prayerful kind of look anyway. :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #162 on: August 26, 2011, 10:47:19 PM »
For all of y'all who think that elaborate icon corners are only choice for the American convertsky elite, check out the 19th century Russian painting attached.

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« Reply #163 on: August 26, 2011, 11:10:48 PM »
^ That's what I want one day.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #164 on: September 03, 2011, 07:42:34 PM »
Here is my Icon Corner:

Awesome!  :o

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #165 on: September 03, 2011, 07:54:21 PM »
Here we are.


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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #166 on: September 03, 2011, 07:57:43 PM »
^An Icon of the Holy Trinity, wait, let's watch everyone freak out! :o

Just joking! :P A very nice Icon corner! ;)
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« Reply #167 on: September 03, 2011, 08:01:02 PM »
Thank you.  :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #168 on: September 03, 2011, 08:19:41 PM »
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That is wonderful! I really like your icon of the apostles.

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« Reply #169 on: September 03, 2011, 08:31:25 PM »
Thank you very much.  :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #170 on: September 03, 2011, 09:32:05 PM »
Severian, I love those Coptic-style ones. When I start my icon corner, I'm probably going to go with that style.

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« Reply #171 on: September 03, 2011, 09:44:29 PM »
^Thanks. :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #172 on: September 03, 2011, 10:32:16 PM »
my icon corner, which is currently residing in my closet here at college. sadly I cannot have candles or use the censer, and technically I'm not allowed to use tacks, but I usually fill them in at the end of the year so they don't notice...

the closet already had the dresser setup in the little niche so I figured it'd be a good place. I'd use my eastern wall, but I would have to place my prayer books and stuff elsewhere.

I got most of my icons while in Greece. they were a lot cheaper over than than here in the US (well, they were absolutely everywhere in Greece, even in the supermarkets).
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« Reply #173 on: September 03, 2011, 10:37:31 PM »
^Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #174 on: September 03, 2011, 10:41:20 PM »
^Absolutely beautiful!

thank you!

I actually have a Roman Catholic Crucifix that was originally in my icon corner back in 2005/2006, but I donated it to my parent's protestant church. Nothing was done with it, and unfortunately it was stored in a room that got flooded, so the little pins holding Christ on the cross broke. It should be repaired soon and hopefully will make its way back onto my icon corner, as I took it back when I saw it wasn't being used.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #175 on: September 03, 2011, 10:59:43 PM »
my icon corner, which is currently residing in my closet here at college. sadly I cannot have candles or use the censer, and technically I'm not allowed to use tacks, but I usually fill them in at the end of the year so they don't notice...

the closet already had the dresser setup in the little niche so I figured it'd be a good place. I'd use my eastern wall, but I would have to place my prayer books and stuff elsewhere.

I got most of my icons while in Greece. they were a lot cheaper over than than here in the US (well, they were absolutely everywhere in Greece, even in the supermarkets).
I had no idea you could fit an entire Church in a closet.  :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #176 on: September 03, 2011, 11:02:47 PM »
I had no idea you could fit an entire Church in a closet.  :)

Well, the icon corner (or house in general) is supposed to be a little Church ;)   Btw, I like the pictures that have been posted recently!
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« Reply #177 on: September 03, 2011, 11:04:06 PM »
From back home:

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« Reply #178 on: September 04, 2011, 12:11:23 AM »
Another one:

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« Reply #179 on: September 04, 2011, 11:53:51 AM »
sorry to rain on the byzfest :D