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Just curious about the concept of a lay person making a house chapel, whether as part of a house or in a seperate building on your land. What exactly is the purpose of this? Is it just like a larger version of a prayer corner? Is it supposed to be a half way point between a Church and a prayer corner? Is it supposed to be set up so that church services could be performed there by a priest (e.g. if perhaps a mission began to develop through people you knew attending)?
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Quote from: Irish Hermit on April 24, 2010, 10:08:58 PMI dream of building a small chapel attached to my house, to live and pray as an old hermit in my old age.This is what I would choose, it is the iconostas from the church of the 3 Hierarchs in Paris and the icons are the work of Leonid Ouspensky.Christ is Risen!Father bless,A pious member of our parish, many years ago, began to build a small chapel in the garage attached to her house. She was a mother of ten children, so I guess she needed a lot of prayer. Anyway, the chapel grew, an iconostas was built, and the woman piously worshiped there on days when she could not make it to church. Upon the woman's death, the chapel and house were sold to an Antiochian Orthodox mission, and now serves as the parish to a small congregation. (The house was turned into their parish hall.)So out of one woman's piety, an entire community was built. I pray that God makes your dream come true someday, and that it may not only serve you, but all who want to serve Christ and His Church!
I dream of building a small chapel attached to my house, to live and pray as an old hermit in my old age.This is what I would choose, it is the iconostas from the church of the 3 Hierarchs in Paris and the icons are the work of Leonid Ouspensky.
I don't know the rules and regulations....but, wouldn't it be nice to have such a place to escape to?
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