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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #270 on: January 18, 2013, 10:14:03 PM »
Thought about putting mine up for a while, finally decided to do it...

(lower-right are 3 men not yet recognized as Saints, but I feel soon will: Elder Paisios, Fr. Seraphim Rose & Patriarch Pavle. The latter was given to me by Deacon Mihailo Wilson, a very kind man, he met Patriarch Pavle shortly before his repose.)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #271 on: January 18, 2013, 10:27:23 PM »
My icon corner has changed walls several times, and has changed much since I first put it up a few years ago.

I never understood why you all had such small icons, but now I do.  In my hyperdox days, I bought icons that were bigger than the ones in Church, which ended up as gifts to friends.

(Since you will wonder, that statue is my grandmother's treasured statue of St. Therese of Liseaux. 
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #272 on: January 18, 2013, 10:31:27 PM »
Now I'm not the only one with statues in their icon corner. :p

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #273 on: January 18, 2013, 10:35:07 PM »
Now I'm not the only one with statues in their icon corner. :p
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #274 on: January 21, 2013, 01:41:42 AM »
Not sure why it's so blurry, but it's mine!

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #275 on: January 21, 2013, 06:20:49 PM »
I might consider putting one up but I don't want to frighten or make my family feel weird. For the sake of peace, it might be best to refrain from setting one up yet.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #276 on: January 21, 2013, 06:57:10 PM »
I have to put up a pic of mine (which is pretty minimalist by comparison)... one of these days...

@JamesR: Get a diptych icon and a votive candle holder. You don't need much more to start with. :)
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #277 on: January 21, 2013, 09:41:44 PM »
@JamesR: Get a diptych icon and a votive candle holder. You don't need much more to start with. :)

Second this. Some of our great saints only had a single icon they prayed before. :)

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #278 on: January 21, 2013, 10:07:00 PM »
Not sure why it's so blurry, but it's mine!

I think it adds to the picture somehow :)  Also, I quite like it. It isn't as symmetrical as the ones I normally like, but it has some kind of symmetry all it's own, and also looks more lived-in or well-used.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #279 on: January 21, 2013, 11:00:27 PM »
Everyone has such large icon corners!!
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #280 on: January 21, 2013, 11:52:28 PM »
How long your prayer ropes are :o

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« Reply #281 on: January 21, 2013, 11:59:35 PM »
How long your prayer ropes are :o
I have a 30 knot rope that I use most often.  I became acquainted with a Greek monk who sent me my 100 knot rope.  If I'm honest, I hardly use it.  I keep it there.  I'm not going to toss it into a drawer, after all.

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« Reply #282 on: January 22, 2013, 01:04:59 AM »
How long your prayer ropes are :o

How many inches is yours?

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« Reply #283 on: January 22, 2013, 01:15:35 AM »
How long your prayer ropes are :o

How many inches is yours?
Let's start a new thread: my prayer rope is longer than yours.

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« Reply #284 on: January 22, 2013, 01:30:39 AM »
How do you use a Prayer Rope? I have a 33 knot one someone bought me at my Baptism but I never learned how to use it.
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« Reply #285 on: January 22, 2013, 01:36:18 AM »
Say a prayer, move one knot, say a prayer, move one knot, etc. ;)
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« Reply #286 on: January 22, 2013, 01:38:00 AM »
Start at the bead nearest the cross.  Say the Jesus Prayer for each knot, advancing by one knotwith fingers at the end of each repetition.  If you encounter a bead, it's permissible to say the Glory & Now on that.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #287 on: January 23, 2013, 10:11:29 PM »
Not sure why it's so blurry, but it's mine!

I think it adds to the picture somehow :)  Also, I quite like it. It isn't as symmetrical as the ones I normally like, but it has some kind of symmetry all it's own, and also looks more lived-in or well-used.
I wish that were so!  :D
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #288 on: January 27, 2013, 09:09:47 PM »
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #289 on: January 28, 2013, 05:49:53 PM »
My icon corner has changed walls several times, and has changed much since I first put it up a few years ago.

I never understood why you all had such small icons, but now I do.  In my hyperdox days, I bought icons that were bigger than the ones in Church, which ended up as gifts to friends.

(Since you will wonder, that statue is my grandmother's treasured statue of St. Therese of Liseaux. 

That's really wonderful :). Who is that depicted in the large icon on the bottom?
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #290 on: January 28, 2013, 06:45:09 PM »
My icon corner has changed walls several times, and has changed much since I first put it up a few years ago.

I never understood why you all had such small icons, but now I do.  In my hyperdox days, I bought icons that were bigger than the ones in Church, which ended up as gifts to friends.

(Since you will wonder, that statue is my grandmother's treasured statue of St. Therese of Liseaux. 

That's really wonderful :). Who is that depicted in the large icon on the bottom?

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #291 on: January 28, 2013, 06:58:18 PM »
I'd share mine, but I sadly have no camera on hand.  :'( I can describe, however. It sort of looks like a latin side altar, complete with gradines, crucifix and candlesticks. However, I have a Christ Pantokrator in the bottom row centre, a Theotokos Hodigitria to the left, and a Sacred Heart image to the right (remember, I'm Byz. Catholic, not Orthodox), and St. Martin and St. John the Forerunner on the ends of the bottom row, right and left respectively. I have Pascha, Theophany, Nativity, and Pentecost icons arrange counterclockwise around the wall crucifix above that, with St. Anthony (of Padua; again, catholic :P )and Jude to the right, and another Theotokos and St. Joseph icon to the left. Above that, another Theotokos and St. Gregory, a diptych of Peter and Paul in the centre third row, and St.  Gabriel and Michael to the right of that. And aboe all, a Byzantinised Divine Mercy image top row and centre. Not counting the ones I take out and place centre for certain feasts (Dormition, Holy Friday epitaphios replica, Last Supper and Annunciation). And yeah, that's it.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #292 on: January 28, 2013, 07:17:37 PM »
My icon corner has changed walls several times, and has changed much since I first put it up a few years ago.

I never understood why you all had such small icons, but now I do.  In my hyperdox days, I bought icons that were bigger than the ones in Church, which ended up as gifts to friends.

(Since you will wonder, that statue is my grandmother's treasured statue of St. Therese of Liseaux. 

That's really wonderful :). Who is that depicted in the large icon on the bottom?

St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow. He is Trevor's patron saint.

Oh okay. Thank you :).
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #293 on: January 28, 2013, 07:32:56 PM »
Well, here is my humble icon corner:




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« Reply #294 on: February 02, 2013, 09:57:56 PM »
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #295 on: February 12, 2013, 10:01:06 PM »
Thought about putting mine up for a while, finally decided to do it...

(lower-right are 3 men not yet recognized as Saints, but I feel soon will: Elder Paisios, Fr. Seraphim Rose & Patriarch Pavle. The latter was given to me by Deacon Mihailo Wilson, a very kind man, he met Patriarch Pavle shortly before his repose.)

That's the prayer book from All Saints of Alaska isn't it? What do you think of it? There seems to be very little in the way of actual user reviews for it. Our parish had a copy of it at some point and I was able to flick through it - for some reason I feel drawn to it lol. Maybe because it's the first Orthodox prayer book I ever encountered. My only concern is the price since it seems like one could get both the Jordanville and HTM books for one copy of it.
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« Reply #296 on: February 20, 2013, 08:06:59 PM »
For those of you who haven't seen this on Facebook or Google+ the attached picture is of the icon corner I just set up at my new apartment.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #297 on: February 23, 2013, 11:00:18 PM »
Here is mine.

I bought this icon in Poland, in the Zoliborz district of Warsaw at St. Jerzy Popeliuszko church.  My priest here blessed it.




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« Reply #298 on: February 23, 2013, 11:29:22 PM »
Picture 1: My first icon corner back in Peterborough.

Picture 2: My current icon corner in Thunder Bay. With the exception of two my icons are all laminated paper, so I framed them.
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« Reply #299 on: February 23, 2013, 11:31:41 PM »
Both very good.
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #300 on: February 24, 2013, 12:58:03 AM »


Its wonderful to see the icon of St. Marie Skobtsova. I've recently learned about her. She is now one of my favorites.  :)

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« Reply #301 on: February 24, 2013, 01:53:04 AM »
Picture 1: My first icon corner back in Peterborough.

Picture 2: My current icon corner in Thunder Bay. With the exception of two my icons are all laminated paper, so I framed them.
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« Reply #302 on: February 24, 2013, 10:41:45 AM »
Its wonderful to see the icon of St. Marie Skobtsova. I've recently learned about her. She is now one of my favorites.  :)
yes! such a beautiful saint!

I found her after a long search for the Orthodox Dorothy Day.
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« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2013, 11:36:45 PM »
Its wonderful to see the icon of St. Marie Skobtsova. I've recently learned about her. She is now one of my favorites.  :)
yes! such a beautiful saint!

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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #304 on: February 25, 2013, 01:26:04 AM »
I had to expand it thanks to the not-so-small icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov that I received for Christmas. :P

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« Reply #305 on: February 26, 2013, 07:33:48 AM »
I had to expand it thanks to the not-so-small icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov that I received for Christmas. :P




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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #306 on: April 02, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
This is my current prayer/icon corner.  It's on top of a chest of drawers, in front of an east-facing window.  The icon is a copy of the Crucifixion mosaic in the Monastery of Daphni in Athens.  In time, I'd like to get slightly bigger icons of the Theotokos and Christ, some smaller votive candle holders, a small handheld cross, and additional prayer books.   Sorry for the poor photo quality - it was taken with a cellphone and the light quality is poor in that part of the room.

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« Reply #307 on: April 02, 2013, 10:51:12 PM »
This is my current prayer/icon corner.  It's on top of a chest of drawers, in front of an east-facing window.  The icon is a copy of the Crucifixion mosaic in the Monastery of Daphni in Athens.  In time, I'd like to get slightly bigger icons of the Theotokos and Christ, some smaller votive candle holders, a small handheld cross, and additional prayer books.   Sorry for the poor photo quality - it was taken with a cellphone and the light quality is poor in that part of the room.



That's beautiful :).
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Re: Icon corners
« Reply #308 on: April 03, 2013, 09:38:24 PM »
This is my current prayer/icon corner.  It's on top of a chest of drawers, in front of an east-facing window.  The icon is a copy of the Crucifixion mosaic in the Monastery of Daphni in Athens.  In time, I'd like to get slightly bigger icons of the Theotokos and Christ, some smaller votive candle holders, a small handheld cross, and additional prayer books.   Sorry for the poor photo quality - it was taken with a cellphone and the light quality is poor in that part of the room.



That's beautiful :).

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« Reply #309 on: April 10, 2013, 08:09:36 AM »
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« Reply #310 on: April 10, 2013, 08:31:23 AM »
Looks like it could be Romanian (don't know if anyone else uses those scarves over their icons, though) but the next Romanian home I go in that has a specific icon 'corner' rather than icons dotted around the home with the family photographs (as in this picture) will be the first. We've never had one, never have I had a priest suggest we ought to have one and I've never really got it when people talk about them on here, which is why I've never posted a picture of my icons. Many (but by no means all) of our icons are on a particular wall and I do keep all our prayer books, bibles etc. in a bookshelf on the adjoining wall because it's convenient but describing it as an icon corner would be a stretch - and to be honest what we have would be far closer to an 'icon corner' than most Romanians in Romania would tend to have. I can assure you that the television being below those icons in the picture is almost certainly incidental.

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« Reply #311 on: April 10, 2013, 08:37:10 AM »
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(don't know if anyone else uses those scarves over their icons, though)

Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and likely other Slavs decorate their icons with embroidered "scarves". They're called rushniki.
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« Reply #312 on: April 10, 2013, 08:55:41 AM »
My grandparents' house had a niche for the icons built into the wall, and it had its own miniature curtains, as well.
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« Reply #313 on: May 25, 2013, 01:14:05 AM »
Where does everyone find their icons of Fr. Seraphim Rose?I've been looking for one but can't find one.
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« Reply #314 on: May 25, 2013, 03:15:14 AM »
Where does everyone find their icons of Fr. Seraphim Rose?I've been looking for one but can't find one.

Uncut Mountain Supply has several.

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