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Offline Altar Server

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Western "Home Altars"
« on: December 06, 2009, 04:14:49 PM »
Do any of you in the western rite have a home altar? If you do how is it set up?
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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 01:14:37 PM »




Found on the net. Not a genuine WRO "home altar" but something close to it, I guess.

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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010, 05:52:24 AM »
I'm currently in the process of assembling a home altar (process of completion is dependent on aquisition of disposable income) that combines a near equal mix of western and eastern elements, but leaning towards the former. I have that same icon of the pantocrantor in the above post, an icon of the Theotokos, as well as my rosary and a western crucifix. I'm planning on adding some statues and icons of western saints (such as Augustine and Benedict). I will post pics when it becomes somewhat presentable.
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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 02:09:37 PM »


No Polish Christian home is complete without at least one image of Our Lady of Czestochowa. I'm of Polish heritage and I very much love the Czestochowa icon. I should really get one for my icon corner, but we do have one elsewhere in our home.

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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 10:45:17 AM »
No Polish Christian home is complete without at least one image of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

True. :) In my avatar you can see a version of this icon which can be bought at Polish Orthodox online shop.

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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 03:01:33 PM »
No Polish Christian home is complete without at least one image of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

True. :) In my avatar you can see a version of this icon which can be bought at Polish Orthodox online shop.

That is a very beautiful one. The one we have at my house is a small one that is made like a "Russian silk" icon. It is similar to this one:


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Re: Western "Home Altars"
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 04:24:00 PM »
It is similar to this one:



This is actually the original but with dresses and crowns on.

Orthodox Christians in Poland venerate also the Turkovitskaya icon which is a copy of Chenstokhovskaya one.