So, some of the icons that I had ordered in December arrived yesterday. I still have a large Christ/Theotokos diptych coming, though Light N Life didn't have it in stock when I ordered it, so that might be a couple more weeks. I also need to call and purchase an additional five icons today. At least I have some to pray in front of now.
I know it's silly, that we don't need
icons to pray, but I guess I got used to doing it that way over the years. For me, it somehow adds weight to an attempt to get into at least a semi-consistent prayer rule. The icons are of the Theotokos, Jesus Christ, a Guardian Angel, and on the bottom row St. Gregory the Theologian and St. James of Jerusalem. As I mentioned, I have a diptych coming for the table. I still have to order icons of St. Justin Popovich (my patron saint), the seven ecumenical councils, the ladder of divine ascent, St. Mary of Egypt (my wife's patron saint), and a cross for the high shelf.