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Offline bkovacs

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Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« on: September 27, 2010, 02:28:42 AM »
For those of you who have wall crosses at your icon corner do you have any pics of them. Trying to get some ideas for my icon corner.
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 04:24:22 AM »
For those of you who have wall crosses at your icon corner do you have any pics of them. Trying to get some ideas for my icon corner.

Wall crosses are not really common in icon corners.  I think that converts like them because of their past traditions.

But you need a cross lying on the shelf or table below your icons so that you may kiss it at the end of Evening Prayers.

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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 10:37:37 AM »
I do have one. I think that it's an important reminder of Christ's suffering for our sins.


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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 06:18:45 PM »
Very beautiful!
I'm still learning about Icons and setting up my Icon/Prayer Corner.
I would like to know more about the issue will a wall cross. I've placed my Crucifix (from the Holy Land) above and in the middle and put our Lord and our most Holy Theotokos to each side. I've placed my
new patron saint, St. Elizabeth (Duchess of Russia) below. Is there certain rules I should follow? Any advice would be most
welcome.
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 06:47:05 PM »
Here is a photo of my icon corner that I posted on another thread. I put it in the center so that I can venerate it after prayer.


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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 07:15:28 PM »
Thank you! Its beautiful. I'm still making my way through the site, and I believe I saw it (later) on
one of the other posts.
Thank you again. Please keep me in your prayers. (I feel like I still have one foot in my Catholicism
and one in Orthodoxy.)
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 11:47:35 PM »
Here is a photo of my icon corner that I posted on another thread.

It looks more like an icon room than an icon corner:o

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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 11:32:29 PM »
In my Icon corner I have my wall cross in the center with an Icon of the Holy Trinity above  and an Icon of Our Lord and the Theotokos on right and left of the cross with another of our lord below and an Icon of my adopted patron St. Seraphim below on a table.
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 12:01:52 AM »
I dont have a cross yet. All of my icons are laminated/paper.

Its kind of sad really.
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 09:33:10 PM »
I dont have a cross yet. All of my icons are laminated/paper.

Its kind of sad really.

Some hermits on Athos have paper icons in their cells.  Also, there is a cheapy icon of the Mother of God going around the States that is miracle-working. It isn't the amount or the quality of Icons that matter. :)
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 09:42:16 PM »
Just to echo what Ionnis said, I remember reading once about St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco using paper icons as well.

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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 10:16:09 PM »
I dont have a cross yet. All of my icons are laminated/paper.

Its kind of sad really.

Some hermits on Athos have paper icons in their cells.  Also, there is a cheapy icon of the Mother of God going around the States that is miracle-working. It isn't the amount or the quality of Icons that matter. :)

I've seen a paper icon that wept after being anointed with myrhh from Chicago's weeping icon 22 years ago.  On that same night, there were at least a few other paper icons that also wept.
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 01:20:52 AM »
Here is a photo of my icon corner that I posted on another thread.

It looks more like an icon room than an icon corner:o

Haha thanks. The icon corner is actually in my room but my room is the whole basement so it really is just a corner. Though I do have icons all over elsewhere in my room as well so perhaps that could work.

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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 08:40:35 AM »
For those of you who have wall crosses at your icon corner do you have any pics of them. Trying to get some ideas for my icon corner.

See my reply #37 to another icon corner thread for photos of the analogion (lectern) in my house chapel and the icon corner in my dining room...

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,35553.0.html

David
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Re: Wall Crosses At Icon Corners
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2011, 09:33:58 AM »
I put a cross at the highest level on the wall. I also have a blessing cross.
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