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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #585 on: November 10, 2016, 05:32:05 PM »
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #586 on: November 10, 2016, 05:36:50 PM »
I love this thread.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #587 on: November 11, 2016, 02:46:58 AM »
My prayer corner on my dresser in my apartment.

Probably that's first time I see crosses crafted in a fabric in such way. From where/whom have you got them?

One of the babushkas at Church.  The Roman style cross was a gift for my chrismation.  She told me she couldn't do a Russian (3-bar) cross because of her arthritis.  Just before she died, she gave me the 3-bar one - she made it just for me.  I love that woman.  Please pray for her.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #588 on: November 29, 2016, 04:18:31 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #589 on: November 29, 2016, 09:38:36 PM »


I've got three or four of those Kursk root cards from when it stopped in St. Francisville. I wasn't able to make either trip, but apparently several people thought I needed some kind of momento.
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« Reply #590 on: November 29, 2016, 11:45:10 PM »
The real deal is something spectacular to behold.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #591 on: November 30, 2016, 08:30:03 PM »
Here is mine.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #592 on: November 30, 2016, 09:02:51 PM »
Is that your burial shroud hanging in the corner ready for "the big day"?
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #593 on: November 30, 2016, 09:50:52 PM »
Yes, to remind me of my corruption and to keep myself ready for that day and what i have to do to hope for everlasting life  ;)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #594 on: December 01, 2016, 12:37:54 AM »
Awesome. Sometimes I get the remembrance of death by observing the piece of wax with my hair that was cut in the tonsuring, my archbishop said I should be buried with it (I'm not sure about the prevalence of this tradition since I never found anything else about it on the internet), but keeping the burial shroud there is really bold.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #595 on: December 01, 2016, 01:35:15 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #596 on: December 01, 2016, 01:38:02 AM »
Awesome. Sometimes I get the remembrance of death by observing the piece of wax with my hair that was cut in the tonsuring, my archbishop said I should be buried with it (I'm not sure about the prevalence of this tradition since I never found anything else about it on the internet), but keeping the burial shroud there is really bold.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #597 on: December 01, 2016, 03:52:47 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.

Easy peasy.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #598 on: December 01, 2016, 04:06:07 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.

Easy peasy.

I saved that page a few years ago.  I love the idea.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #599 on: December 01, 2016, 08:26:32 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.

Easy peasy.

This is neat! An awesome idea that I will seriously consider! Thanks!
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #600 on: December 01, 2016, 08:37:51 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.

Easy peasy.

This is neat! An awesome idea that I will seriously consider! Thanks!

There are several coffin bookshelves out there, but this is the only actual convertible one. ;)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #601 on: December 01, 2016, 09:35:46 AM »
Even better would be to build your coffin and use it as your icon desk...until the day when your body needs it.

My former priest had a coffin in his office that a parishioner who later went on to become a monk built for him. He used it for a shelf.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #602 on: December 01, 2016, 01:30:08 PM »
Yes, to remind me of my corruption and to keep myself ready for that day and what i have to do to hope for everlasting life  ;)

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« Reply #603 on: December 01, 2016, 02:42:59 PM »
Yes, to remind me of my corruption and to keep myself ready for that day and what i have to do to hope for everlasting life  ;)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #604 on: December 02, 2016, 10:36:44 AM »
Awesome. Sometimes I get the remembrance of death by observing the piece of wax with my hair that was cut in the tonsuring, my archbishop said I should be buried with it (I'm not sure about the prevalence of this tradition since I never found anything else about it on the internet), but keeping the burial shroud there is really bold.

Wow, that's an interesting custom. My priest during chrismation just put the cut hair in the candle to be burned immediatel. You can say it's for practical reason and/or a symbol of burning the previous, sinful life.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #605 on: December 02, 2016, 11:51:49 PM »
Wow, that's an interesting custom. My priest during chrismation just put the cut hair in the candle to be burned immediatel. You can say it's for practical reason and/or a symbol of burning the previous, sinful life.
Next time I get to talk to His Excellency I'll ask him what he knows about the custom. I've looked a bit about tonsure online and didn't find anything about it, so I'm curious about how it got to us.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #606 on: January 06, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »
Just finish a table and 2 shelves for my new and improved icon corner!

Next: the coffin!
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #607 on: January 06, 2017, 11:05:31 PM »
This will do, for now.

I'll report back on what they do with my hair once I am chrismated Sunday...hopefully. Because this is the South and snow is coming, tomorrow is out and Sunday may be out too.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #608 on: January 06, 2017, 11:22:58 PM »
This will do, for now.

I'll report back on what they do with my hair once I am chrismated Sunday...hopefully. Because this is the South and snow is coming, tomorrow is out and Sunday may be out too.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #609 on: July 31, 2017, 10:22:46 AM »
The actual icon corner in my room hasn't changed:



But the icons from my desk and above it plus prayer books and small liturgical ones now are in one place:





And the rest of (big) liturgical books is on a book shelf:
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #610 on: July 31, 2017, 10:39:00 AM »
I dont have any icons but someone told me yesterday they should be facing east?

What are some basics I should have to get me started on a prayer corner?
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #611 on: July 31, 2017, 10:54:38 AM »
I dont have any icons but someone told me yesterday they should be facing east?
They should (churches - I mean altars - are also facing easter), but it's not a dogma.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #612 on: July 31, 2017, 11:04:30 AM »
Thank you Dominika.
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« Reply #613 on: July 31, 2017, 11:11:32 AM »
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #614 on: July 31, 2017, 11:16:24 AM »
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.
I dont think its feasible for me either. I only have one spot for a small table. I live in a pretty small 1 bedroom apartment.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #615 on: July 31, 2017, 11:38:01 AM »
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.

Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #616 on: July 31, 2017, 12:57:58 PM »
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.

Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #617 on: October 06, 2017, 10:39:23 PM »
The closest thing I have to an icon corner is my roommate's Deesis icon (it's under 2 inches by 2 inches; quite small) taped to a picture frame atop the refrigerator. :D

I have a second, larger icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker which I keep in my nightstand. I take it out when I need it and return it afterwards.

What I'm currently working with, such as it is.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #618 on: October 07, 2017, 06:48:59 AM »


My little one, a Russian nook with no latinizations; my Byzantine Rite prayer books are on the shelves. Mary (brass plaque), the crucifix, St. Panteleimon (actually cloth in a frame), and the Trinity (a tsarist print mounted on wood). Now there's a holy card of the suffering Christ on the corner shelf. There's also a framed card with various saints on it over the doorway.
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« Reply #620 on: October 09, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »
I think it's more they should be facing west and you would be facing east toward them. But like Dominika said it's not a dogma. In my house it's not really feasible.

Yeah, that's exact. Moreover, at least in Serbian tradition, it's said that they sould be in a real corner (so not on the wall, but between 2 walls). But the most important thing is... that you're faced toward God ;)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #621 on: October 11, 2017, 08:07:27 PM »
Here's a better look at my nook.

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« Reply #622 on: October 12, 2017, 02:38:05 AM »
Nice cross, where did you get it from?
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« Reply #623 on: October 12, 2017, 04:13:23 AM »
Nice cross, where did you get it from?

Thanks. One of the Russian Orthodox churches around here, I think St. Michael's, Philadelphia. The Trinity and St. Panteleimon are from a late Russian man's collection.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #624 on: October 19, 2017, 07:56:37 PM »
Upgrade thanks to a second corner shelf.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #625 on: October 22, 2017, 09:57:14 PM »
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #626 on: October 22, 2017, 10:30:04 PM »
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.



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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #627 on: October 23, 2017, 12:42:37 AM »
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.



Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #628 on: October 23, 2017, 04:33:41 AM »
Here's mine. Most of the icons and prayer ropes were donated to me. I'd like to get a vigil lamp from HTM sometime.



Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?

I have more books in my corner. All of the Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions of the Bible I've collected plus a couple of English versions. I have a Jordanville Prayer Book, Book of Hours and a book containing the Lamentations services of Holy Friday.

I am curious what all of those books are though.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #629 on: October 23, 2017, 07:28:38 AM »
Do you find that each of those books is regularly needed?
I don't know if needed, but they are part of my prayer rule. I use the Old Believers book for prayers, read 1 homily a day from St. isaac's Ascetical Homilies, a psalm or two from the Psalter, a small excerpt from St John of Kronstadt, and the little communion book before Liturgy. The Ladder and Spiritual Psalter are there cause I dont have the shelf space. Id like to read both during Lent.
"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

— Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, Fragment XI

Modernist thinking and being consists of nothing but uncritical acceptance.