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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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making home-made icon prints.
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:17:43 AM »
my Church calender is about finished, and I would like to cut out the icons, paste them on boards and have them blessed.  would this be OK?  are there any other ways of doing this?
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Re: making home-made icon prints.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 10:19:13 AM »
my Church calender is about finished, and I would like to cut out the icons, paste them on boards and have them blessed.  would this be OK?  are there any other ways of doing this?

Of course it would be wonderful! We have had a Church School project for decades that has the children prepare a print of an icon, usually from a photograph within our Church, mount it, seal it , carry it into the Church in procesion to be blessed at the beginning of Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy where the Icons remain for the following week on a hand made wooden cross with hooks for hanging them up.

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Re: making home-made icon prints.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 11:16:00 AM »
my Church calender is about finished, and I would like to cut out the icons, paste them on boards and have them blessed.  would this be OK?  are there any other ways of doing this?

Of course it would be wonderful! We have had a Church School project for decades that has the children prepare a print of an icon, usually from a photograph within our Church, mount it, seal it , carry it into the Church in procesion to be blessed at the beginning of Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy where the Icons remain for the following week on a hand made wooden cross with hooks for hanging them up.
wow, that's a wonderful idea!!!  perhapse when the kids in my Church's sunday school are a bit older, we'll have them do something like that.

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Re: making home-made icon prints.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 04:04:49 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
my Church calender is about finished, and I would like to cut out the icons, paste them on boards and have them blessed.  would this be OK?  are there any other ways of doing this?

Actually, this is precisely what my friend does, and they come out simply remarkable.  He puts them on sanded wood, then extra shellacs them on to make them permanent.  They are great :)

I also cut out the icons from my Tewahedo calendars, but I scan them and put them in my computer before framing them like my other prints.

I print mine on glossy photo paper (including many of those I emailed you) and put them in frames, or just tape them up on the wall like a high school kid's posters.  But, I have made my own iconostasis for personal devotion printing icons, and then shellacking them onto a large piece of ply wood that I sanded down.  Framing or shellacking the icons protects the ink on the print from flaking or getting scratched, and further adds a nice shine.

Making your own icons is like Noah building the ark, it is an act of devotion, active faith to build a stable worship and lifestyle grounded in faith and piety. 

Best of luck!

stay blessed,
habte selassie
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