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« Reply #360 on: March 07, 2014, 11:52:35 PM »

I rather like that version of the Old Testament Trinity.

So do I.  But I also like the New Testament Trinity.  Wink
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« Reply #361 on: March 07, 2014, 11:56:04 PM »

due to their 'hand me down' status, I checked them all with LBK before I put them up.

There are some not up there that I had to play 'Google' with....like 'georgian icon man holding a building' and then just trawl through pages of images until i found the right one.

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« Reply #362 on: March 08, 2014, 12:02:22 AM »

I rather like that version of the Old Testament Trinity.

So do I.  But I also like the New Testament Trinity.  Wink
The Old Testament Trinity is way more cool and mysterious, being before the incarnation and all that. Wink

Although if you look at the pictures of my older icon corners, you'll see that I do have a soft spot for the New Testament Trinity as well. Cool
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« Reply #363 on: March 08, 2014, 08:23:41 AM »

Nephi, I want that diorama so badly, you have no idea!
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« Reply #364 on: March 08, 2014, 09:32:38 AM »

Nephi, I want that diorama so badly, you have no idea!

I managed to find mine pretty cheap ($10-$20), but if you want one badly enough, they can be found on eBay sometimes from $50 to $200. I remember taking it to church to get it blessed shortly after buying it, and a random parishioner sees it and offers me $50 on the spot for it, lol. Tongue
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« Reply #365 on: March 08, 2014, 11:05:04 AM »

I have a humble little cross over my bed. It's not much, but it's still important to me Smiley
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« Reply #366 on: March 08, 2014, 03:26:22 PM »

Nice! Smiley

Nephi, what's the book sitting with the spine facing out in the centre front of your icon corner? Thanks!

Thank you!

It's the St. Philip's Prayer Manual, which can be found here.

Thanks for that Nephi Smiley
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« Reply #367 on: March 23, 2014, 01:15:35 AM »

An updated Icon corner:



Mostly paper Icons that are a blend of Coptic, Byzantine, and Ethiopian styles.
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« Reply #368 on: March 23, 2014, 11:09:43 AM »

then u are a true copt!
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(mine's the same (lacking the ethiopian ones so far) and so are icons in most coptic homes i visited except for a few wealthy people who don't have so many paper ones)
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« Reply #369 on: March 23, 2014, 03:41:19 PM »

^Who's the icon of in the top-right, to the right of the Christ-chalice one?
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« Reply #370 on: March 23, 2014, 04:29:20 PM »

^Sts. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria.
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« Reply #371 on: March 23, 2014, 05:59:17 PM »

^Sts. Cyril and Athanasius of Alexandria.

Neat, thanks.
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« Reply #372 on: March 26, 2014, 03:30:34 PM »



Here's ours. Luckily, we had an East facing wall area built in!
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« Reply #373 on: March 26, 2014, 03:45:24 PM »

Pretty cool! .. I have a prayer corner as well. Thank you for sharing
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« Reply #374 on: April 03, 2014, 08:34:57 PM »

First post!

My prayer corner usually:



My lenten prayer corner:

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« Reply #375 on: April 03, 2014, 09:03:14 PM »

Welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #376 on: April 03, 2014, 09:11:54 PM »

Welcome to the forum!

Thank you!
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« Reply #377 on: April 03, 2014, 09:40:36 PM »

^Welcome, that's a nice little icon corner. The lighting's also neat.
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« Reply #378 on: April 04, 2014, 12:09:18 PM »

^Welcome, that's a nice little icon corner. The lighting's also neat.

Thank you very much!  Smiley
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« Reply #379 on: April 25, 2014, 07:08:15 PM »

A quick question (well two haha).

I know the convention for an icon corner is to have an icon of Christ, one of the Theotokos, and one's patron saint, but how does one choose *which* icon type to choose?

Second, where does one get wall crosses?

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« Reply #380 on: April 25, 2014, 07:13:41 PM »

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Personal preference, as long as the icons are canonical in content.
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« Reply #381 on: April 25, 2014, 09:42:18 PM »

romaliz, your icon of Grand Duchess Elizabeth is beautiful! Where did you get it?
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« Reply #382 on: April 25, 2014, 09:55:13 PM »

Second, where does one get wall crosses?

Many of the places that carry icons and prints will also sell various crosses. Some places can be found mentioned in this recent thread.
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« Reply #383 on: April 25, 2014, 09:59:23 PM »

Second, where does one get wall crosses?

I'm not sure where others have got them, but you can find them on Ebay easily enough.

While it's not in my icon corner since I already have a crucifix shadowbox, I have this one:



It's on the small side, but nice.

Then, getting more expensive, there are bigger ones like this:



Just do an Ebay search for "Orthodox wall cross" or "Orthodox wall crucifix." Or look at stores that sell icons like Asteriktos said.
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« Reply #384 on: April 25, 2014, 10:20:20 PM »

I know the convention for an icon corner is to have an icon of Christ, one of the Theotokos, and one's patron saint, but how does one choose *which* icon type to choose?

Sometimes, they pick you. 

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I've never bought a wall cross.  I received one as a gift of sorts which I hang on the wall from September to November.  I have a few hand crosses which are easy enough to hang on the wall if desired, but I don't usually do that. 

Currently, I have this on the table in front of my icons (it looks better than the picture at the link, but it is just that simple).  I have a few of these table crosses (mostly Indian, but one Armenian and one Greek)...I bought one for my burial and I liked it so much I was hooked.  Smiley   
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« Reply #385 on: April 28, 2014, 04:55:04 AM »

Second, where does one get wall crosses?

I have a St Brigid's cross, handmade in Ireland (with reeds from the Shannon, even). It's particularly good for tucking other greenery in, like flowers from the Epitaphion currently. Wink
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« Reply #386 on: April 28, 2014, 02:12:32 PM »

Potentially silly question alert. I have a number of icons. Do I have to keep them in a corner together? With candles and incense?
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« Reply #387 on: April 28, 2014, 02:22:50 PM »

Potentially silly question alert. I have a number of icons. Do I have to keep them in a corner together? With candles and incense?

You don't have to, on either counts.
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« Reply #388 on: April 28, 2014, 02:29:37 PM »

Potentially silly question alert. I have a number of icons. Do I have to keep them in a corner together? With candles and incense?

No.  You can do that, but you can also designate a "corner" where you will pray, keep one or two icons there, and put the others wherever you'd like.  Candles and incense are nice, but also not necessary everywhere.  

I keep two candles in my "corner" (it's really not a corner, but the wall facing East), but I rarely light them, instead I keep an oil lamp burning before them.  I don't use incense.  Not all of my icons are in the corner, but only a few.  Elsewhere in my living space, I have a couple of icons which are just on the wall or on a shelf, etc., but nothing fancy, and most of the icons I've acquired over the years I keep in "storage" except when "seasonally appropriate".  There's a lot of freedom when it comes to things like this--there are some basic "common" elements, but a lot of leeway.  
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« Reply #389 on: April 28, 2014, 03:37:49 PM »

Thank you for your help. I'm currently trying to find space to set up a place to pray regularly and want some of my icons there (I don't have tons, just a couple of the Theotokos, a couple of Christ, and one of St Anthony)
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« Reply #390 on: April 29, 2014, 12:22:19 AM »


A little shelf in a little closet in a little room in my basement.
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« Reply #391 on: April 29, 2014, 12:44:49 AM »

What a good Orthodox you are: "small" Jesus and "big" St George.  Tongue
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« Reply #392 on: April 29, 2014, 12:49:27 AM »

What a good Orthodox you are: "small" Jesus and "big" St George.  Tongue

LOL, but Christ is present three times on my shelf... Grin

St. George was the first icon I ever got.
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« Reply #393 on: May 07, 2014, 08:44:54 PM »

The new and improved version....woo for power tools!

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« Reply #394 on: May 07, 2014, 08:50:09 PM »

I like how the Oak of Mamre is growing out of the Trinity icon and up your wall. 
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« Reply #395 on: May 07, 2014, 08:52:21 PM »

I like how the Oak of Mamre is growing out of the Trinity icon and up your wall. 

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That's what this years palms-with-a-pussywillow-tied to it looked like....that placement was better than in -front- with icons playing tropical hide-n-seek...

last year Pascha was so late that the palms were tiny....this year we evidently hit the palm-jackpot
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« Reply #396 on: May 07, 2014, 08:57:31 PM »

last year Pascha was so late that the palms were tiny....this year we evidently hit the palm-jackpot

I wish more churches stocked olive branches on Palm Sunday.  I've only ever seen them at Italian RC parishes. 
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« Reply #397 on: May 07, 2014, 09:00:57 PM »

last year Pascha was so late that the palms were tiny....this year we evidently hit the palm-jackpot

I wish more churches stocked olive branches on Palm Sunday.  I've only ever seen them at Italian RC parishes. 

maybe i can convince someone to add them to our bouquets, making it a triumvirate of symbolic vegetation!   Wink
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« Reply #398 on: May 08, 2014, 09:03:25 AM »

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Is the Cross metal or wood?  Nice icon corner Smiley
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« Reply #399 on: May 08, 2014, 10:27:35 AM »

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Is the Cross metal or wood?  Nice icon corner Smiley

It is enameled metal.  Like everything except the large Costantine and Helen and the tiny paper Juvenal the Cross actually belonged to my uncle, currently in hospice care. When the family cleaned and sold his house, we each got things we wanted. I asked my cousin to set aside anything with a cross or that was icon-y

My larger family are iconoclasts, but this one uncle had a 'thing' for orthodoxy   The tall icon on the right side of the shelf is St. David the Restorer of Georgia. We have family there and my uncle taught school there for a while too.
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« Reply #400 on: May 09, 2014, 01:05:21 PM »


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. Smiley


Why would an eastern corner be preferable to an eastern wall?
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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. Smiley


Why would an eastern corner be preferable to an eastern wall?

Anything eastern is ideal, regardless of it being a corner or a wall or whatever. Plenty of people have "icon walls" and it's just a matter of custom and preference.
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« Reply #402 on: May 09, 2014, 03:55:24 PM »

I've never had an icon corner, per se. Before I redid my room and got more space for things, all of my icons were on my dresser. Now I have everything on a little table. I have no idea if the table is on the eastern side or not, isn't that bad?
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« Reply #403 on: May 09, 2014, 04:41:05 PM »

I've never had an icon corner, per se. Before I redid my room and got more space for things, all of my icons were on my dresser. Now I have everything on a little table. I have no idea if the table is on the eastern side or not, isn't that bad?

if it makes you feel better...mine faces west..Wink
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I've never had an icon corner, per se. Before I redid my room and got more space for things, all of my icons were on my dresser. Now I have everything on a little table. I have no idea if the table is on the eastern side or not, isn't that bad?

if it makes you feel better...mine faces west..Wink

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