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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2025 on: August 25, 2012, 10:53:54 AM »
Ever bought something that looked cool on the rack, then put it on and it was terrible...? Well I know that feel now...

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I really do not know what confuses me the most; that you would have such a thing, or that you would publicly acknowledge that you have such a thing.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2026 on: August 25, 2012, 11:15:13 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2027 on: August 25, 2012, 01:45:51 PM »


Interesting picture but I'm not sure if I get it. Can you explain Severian?
Thanks :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2028 on: August 25, 2012, 01:52:15 PM »
^Oh, OK. :) What happened was is that this woman wanted to restore an original fresco of Christ (the left image), but ended up distorting it beyond recognition (right image).

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/08/24/in-botched-restoration-project-jesus-christ-becomes-disfigured/
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« Reply #2029 on: August 25, 2012, 02:13:22 PM »
^Oh, OK. :) What happened was is that this woman wanted to restore an original fresco of Christ (the left image), but ended up distorting it beyond recognition (right image).

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/08/24/in-botched-restoration-project-jesus-christ-becomes-disfigured/

That explains it :) I was wondering why the picture on the right looked so messed up! It doesn't even look like a human at all...damn she did a horrible job!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2030 on: August 25, 2012, 08:55:45 PM »
The Holy Prophet Haggai

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« Reply #2031 on: August 25, 2012, 09:02:28 PM »
The death of King Josiah...

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« Reply #2032 on: August 25, 2012, 09:19:14 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2033 on: August 25, 2012, 11:10:16 PM »
Saint Macarius of Egypt with Saints Maximus and Dometius:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2034 on: August 26, 2012, 10:14:08 AM »
Saint Gregory of Tathev:

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« Reply #2035 on: August 26, 2012, 05:33:54 PM »

Is this dated or is it due to the cost of living in California? A buzz cut here for Marines (I live amongst Marines) is $7 at the cheapest location and $9 for everyone else. A straight razor shave at the same cheapest location is $3 for Marines and $5 for everyone else. Business cuts are generally $12-15 for the general public. I only get a haircut once or twice a year. Barbers seem to enjoy the opportunity of transforming a grizzly old bum in a sport coat to a model of society in a sport coat with a business cut. I pay $20 for the $12-15 cuts since I know I require extra effort because I do not want the buzz cut. The general exclamation by those waiting at the barber shop (or at work) is that I look 10-15 years younger (probably because I look terrible with long hair). Enough of me. Back to you.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2036 on: August 26, 2012, 11:13:56 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2037 on: August 27, 2012, 12:28:14 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2038 on: August 27, 2012, 01:59:01 AM »

I really do not know what confuses me the most; that you would have such a thing, or that you would publicly acknowledge that you have such a thing.

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« Reply #2039 on: August 27, 2012, 07:23:41 AM »


Amazing! Deep in the content and it is nice that the caption is also in Arabic and Hebrew (additional decoration ;))
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2040 on: August 27, 2012, 07:24:21 AM »
Saint Gregory of Tathev:



Why are the pointy hats of Armenian monks so awesome?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2041 on: August 27, 2012, 05:07:30 PM »

DavidI, that's a beautiful icon.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2042 on: August 27, 2012, 06:00:49 PM »
Origen of Alexandria

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« Reply #2043 on: August 27, 2012, 06:18:57 PM »
^What is the meaning behind... er... all of that? :)
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« Reply #2044 on: August 27, 2012, 06:20:12 PM »
^What is the meaning behind... er... all of that? :)
Not sure... It's Origen of Alexandria, though.
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« Reply #2045 on: August 27, 2012, 06:24:38 PM »

Is this dated or is it due to the cost of living in California? A buzz cut here for Marines (I live amongst Marines) is $7 at the cheapest location and $9 for everyone else. A straight razor shave at the same cheapest location is $3 for Marines and $5 for everyone else. Business cuts are generally $12-15 for the general public. I only get a haircut once or twice a year. Barbers seem to enjoy the opportunity of transforming a grizzly old bum in a sport coat to a model of society in a sport coat with a business cut. I pay $20 for the $12-15 cuts since I know I require extra effort because I do not want the buzz cut. The general exclamation by those waiting at the barber shop (or at work) is that I look 10-15 years younger (probably because I look terrible with long hair). Enough of me. Back to you.

It's just meant to be a joke, the actual numbers don't matter, just the point they're trying to make  :angel:
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« Reply #2046 on: August 27, 2012, 06:25:35 PM »
^What is the meaning behind... er... all of that? :)
Not sure... It's Origen of Alexandria, though.

Are those palm trees or fireworks?  :-[ :angel: :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2047 on: August 27, 2012, 06:49:58 PM »

I was not aware that Origen was a saint....

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« Reply #2048 on: August 27, 2012, 06:55:58 PM »
^What is the meaning behind... er... all of that? :)
Not sure... It's Origen of Alexandria, though.

Are those palm trees or fireworks?  :-[ :angel: :)
Lol. I didn't even notice those! Probably the former.


I was not aware that Origen was a saint....


He's not. I just thought the Image was interesting.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2049 on: August 27, 2012, 06:57:52 PM »

Only saints should be sporting halos.

Personally, while interesting, I don't care for it.


As for the palm trees, I at first thought those were paint ball shots...that were oozing down.   :-\
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2050 on: August 27, 2012, 06:59:53 PM »
Only saints should be sporting halos.
Agreed.

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As for the palm trees, I at first thought those were paint ball shots...that were oozing down.   :-\
Lol.
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« Reply #2051 on: August 27, 2012, 07:03:58 PM »
Only saints should be sporting halos.
Agreed.

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As for the palm trees, I at first thought those were paint ball shots...that were oozing down.   :-\
Lol.
On a more canonical note...

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« Reply #2052 on: August 27, 2012, 07:05:14 PM »
So do OO icons not have canonical norms?
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« Reply #2053 on: August 27, 2012, 07:07:26 PM »
So do OO icons not have canonical norms?
I am sure we do to some extent. But, that Icon was Byzantine in style and not OO. I would not really consider it a Holy Icon, which is why I called it an "Image" rather than an "Icon." Pretty much, I just thought it was a cool piece of artwork. Nothing more.
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« Reply #2054 on: August 27, 2012, 07:13:07 PM »
So do OO icons not have canonical norms?
I am sure we do to some extent. But, that Icon was Byzantine in style and not OO. I would not really consider it a Holy Icon, which is why I called it an "Image" rather than an "Icon." Pretty much, I just thought it was a cool piece of artwork. Nothing more.
It's in mock Byzantine style, like this: http://walhydra.blogspot.com/2008/06/lord-of-dance.html (very slightly nsfw)

And it's not just that. A lot of the stuff you post seems off. Like why is Abraham in space and what's up with that icon of Gregory of Tathev. A few pages back you had this multicolored rainbow guy or something. Reminded me of a disgusting postmodern RC church I once saw. Are these icons or just interesting religious arts you like to post?
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« Reply #2055 on: August 27, 2012, 07:15:23 PM »
Would this image of Saint Athanasius be considered a canonical Icon?



Well it defies pretty much every iconographic attribute of St. Athanasius and doesn't seem to belong to any iconographical tradition (maybe it's Ethiopian, though?). So...
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« Reply #2056 on: August 27, 2012, 07:22:37 PM »
A lot of the stuff you post seems off. Like why is Abraham in space and what's up with that icon of Gregory of Tathev. A few pages back you had this multicolored rainbow guy or something. Reminded me of a disgusting postmodern RC church I once saw. Are these icons or just interesting religious arts you like to post?
This.

Forgive me. It's not my intention to cause a fuss. I don't have any sort of hidden agenda or anything like that.

Concerning the Image of Saint Gregory of Tathev- It was a piece of art I found on an Armenian site. I am not sure whether it would be considered a Canonical Icon among Armenians. But Salpy mentioned that western style art did make its way into the Armenian Church a while back. So it could just be that.

As per Abraham- IDK. I was looking him up on Google images and I found that Image. I thought it was interesting so I posted it.

Concerning the depiction of Saint Athanasius as black- I found that on St-Takla.org, a Coptic website, and I was wondering whether it would be considered a canonical Icon.

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« Reply #2057 on: August 27, 2012, 07:25:08 PM »
It's just a question! I didn't accuse you of anything, Severian.

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« Reply #2058 on: August 27, 2012, 07:26:35 PM »
It's just a question! I didn't accuse you of anything, Severian.

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I audibly laughed at this. :D

Again, sorry for any confusion I might have caused. :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2059 on: August 27, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
"Commentary on the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to those in Ephesus- Saint John the Golden-mouthed"

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2060 on: August 27, 2012, 10:07:09 PM »

This image is from a Catholic website. Anyway, what does the Hebrew say? The Arabic says "Ibraheem, Khaleel Allah", which is to say "Abraham, the friend of God."
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2061 on: August 27, 2012, 10:13:36 PM »
The Holy Prophet Ezekiel

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« Reply #2062 on: August 27, 2012, 10:16:13 PM »
A Coptic Icon of the Glorious Prophet and King David

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« Reply #2063 on: August 28, 2012, 09:02:02 AM »
Ecce Homo
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2064 on: August 28, 2012, 12:36:13 PM »
A Coptic Orthodox Altar in the Holy Land

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2065 on: August 28, 2012, 12:39:36 PM »
A Coptic Orthodox Festival Procession in Upper Egypt

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2066 on: August 28, 2012, 12:41:40 PM »
Saint Didymus the Blind

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2067 on: August 28, 2012, 12:42:17 PM »
A Coptic Orthodox Festival Procession in Upper Egypt

LOL@the guy with the cheesy grin  ;D
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Form a 'brute squad' then!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2068 on: August 28, 2012, 03:15:42 PM »
Saint Gregory of Narek

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2069 on: August 28, 2012, 03:26:34 PM »
So do OO icons not have canonical norms?
I am sure we do to some extent. But, that Icon was Byzantine in style and not OO. I would not really consider it a Holy Icon, which is why I called it an "Image" rather than an "Icon." Pretty much, I just thought it was a cool piece of artwork. Nothing more.
It's in mock Byzantine style, like this: http://walhydra.blogspot.com/2008/06/lord-of-dance.html (very slightly nsfw)

And it's not just that. A lot of the stuff you post seems off. Like why is Abraham in space and what's up with that icon of Gregory of Tathev. A few pages back you had this multicolored rainbow guy or something. Reminded me of a disgusting postmodern RC church I once saw. Are these icons or just interesting religious arts you like to post?

It's most likely a reference to Genesis 26:4:

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