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« Reply #6571 on: March 19, 2015, 03:03:08 AM »
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« Reply #6573 on: March 20, 2015, 04:51:06 AM »


Fresco of Christ Pantocrator on the ceiling of Karanlık Kilise

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Karanlık Kilise (or the Dark Church) was a monastic compound built in the 11th century. It is a domed church with one main apse, two small apses and four columns. It was decorated with scenes from the New Testament:  Christ Pantocrator, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, First Bath, Last Supper, Betrayal of Judas, Crucifixion, Anastasis.
 
After the Turkish invasion it was used as a pigeon house until the 1950s. After 14 years of scraping pigeon droppings off the walls, these newly restored frescoes, depicting scenes from the New Testament, are the best preserved in all of Cappadocia and a fine example of 11th-century Byzantine art. Part of the narthex or vestibule however collapsed opening part of the church's roof to the sky. This caused damage to the fresco with Christ’s Ascension and the Benediction of the Saints, whereas the other scenes only partially remain where the wall collapsed. The church's name possibly comes from a small oculus looking out of the narthex which only lets in a very small amount of light. This feature is what has preserved the richness of the pigments and allowed them to survive the passage of time.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6574 on: March 20, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »
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« Reply #6575 on: March 20, 2015, 05:36:46 PM »
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« Reply #6576 on: March 20, 2015, 06:08:17 PM »
That's a beautiful picture Alxandra, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #6577 on: March 20, 2015, 10:22:53 PM »
That's a beautiful picture Alxandra, thanks for sharing.

Glory to God :)
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« Reply #6578 on: March 20, 2015, 10:23:00 PM »
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« Reply #6579 on: March 20, 2015, 10:23:50 PM »
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« Reply #6580 on: March 20, 2015, 10:27:36 PM »
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« Reply #6582 on: March 20, 2015, 10:29:52 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6583 on: March 20, 2015, 10:31:45 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6584 on: March 20, 2015, 10:38:58 PM »
Legacy Icons has this now.



I'm sorry, but I don't like it. Jesus' eyes are too big, it's undignified. Issac Fanous is rolling in his grave.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6585 on: March 20, 2015, 10:38:59 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6586 on: March 20, 2015, 10:46:52 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6587 on: March 20, 2015, 10:55:01 PM »
^^ Perfection.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6588 on: March 21, 2015, 12:27:21 AM »
Legacy Icons has this now.



I'm sorry, but I don't like it. Jesus' eyes are too big, it's undignified. Issac Fanous is rolling in his grave.

I doubt it.  "Neo"- Coptic and all that.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6589 on: March 21, 2015, 01:25:31 AM »







You don't see the differences? It's the cartoony version of what he began.
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« Reply #6590 on: March 21, 2015, 01:48:49 AM »
Compared to older Coptic iconography, his is cartoonish.  Besides, big eyes have always been a feature in Coptic art.
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« Reply #6591 on: March 21, 2015, 05:50:48 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6592 on: March 21, 2015, 06:43:07 AM »
The style of these hurts eyes.

There are a few of these floating around these boards.
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They have just been suspended and their monastery - shut down for several canonical iregulations.
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« Reply #6594 on: March 21, 2015, 09:04:32 AM »

The style of these hurts eyes.

Mine too. It seems like propaganda to me, but that could be my evil ways.
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« Reply #6595 on: March 21, 2015, 09:38:25 AM »


They have just been suspended and their monastery - shut down for several canonical iregulations.

What an odd picture this is now.  :P
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« Reply #6596 on: March 21, 2015, 10:03:12 AM »
Perhaps animals can sense the scent of canonical irregularities?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6597 on: March 21, 2015, 10:16:11 AM »

The style of these hurts eyes.

Mine too. It seems like propaganda to me, but that could be my evil ways.

How is it propaganda? These are lovely because they show Orthodox family life.
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« Reply #6598 on: March 21, 2015, 11:33:45 AM »

The style of these hurts eyes.

Mine too. It seems like propaganda to me, but that could be my evil ways.

How is it propaganda? These are lovely because they show Orthodox family life.
It points to a place that tells the viewer to "go there" or "become this" and, because of one's difficult or terrible past, the pain is more than one may bear. And for those that are in a bad familial constellation it begets despair. Not all is sweetness and light as depicted. For myself it is unnatural.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6599 on: March 21, 2015, 11:36:54 AM »
Perhaps animals can sense the scent of canonical irregularities?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6600 on: March 21, 2015, 11:46:46 AM »

The style of these hurts eyes.

Mine too. It seems like propaganda to me, but that could be my evil ways.

How is it propaganda? These are lovely because they show Orthodox family life.
It points to a place that tells the viewer to "go there" or "become this" and, because of one's difficult or terrible past, the pain is more than one may bear. And for those that are in a bad familial constellation it begets despair. Not all is sweetness and light as depicted. For myself it is unnatural.
I understand, but isn't that what Orthodoxy is about? We are all sick with unnatural sin, but we should have these Godly images for young people at least so they struggle for this. Holy perfection should always be our goal.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6601 on: March 21, 2015, 12:37:40 PM »
It points to a place that tells the viewer to "go there" or "become this" and, because of one's difficult or terrible past, the pain is more than one may bear. And for those that are in a bad familial constellation it begets despair. Not all is sweetness and light as depicted. For myself it is unnatural.

I don't think this is the definition of "propaganda."
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6602 on: March 21, 2015, 12:45:29 PM »
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« Reply #6603 on: March 21, 2015, 12:46:47 PM »
Children would love them, especially the way they make the invisible visible, and I think that was the artist's  idea.
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« Reply #6604 on: March 21, 2015, 12:53:21 PM »
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« Reply #6605 on: March 21, 2015, 12:53:59 PM »
Children would love them, especially the way they make the invisible visible, and I think that was the artist's  idea.

Yes :) They are wonderful examples. Everything I read about the Holy Spirit being in a family, giving it peace and joy, and the way God designed families to be.. I see them in these images. Especially the one where they are at the kitchen table and praying.
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« Reply #6606 on: March 21, 2015, 12:57:34 PM »
Children would love them, especially the way they make the invisible visible, and I think that was the artist's  idea.

Yes :) They are wonderful examples. Everything I read about the Holy Spirit being in a family, giving it peace and joy, and the way God designed families to be.. I see them in these images. Especially the one where they are at the kitchen table and praying.

And I want to go on record as saying such family life is far from impossible. I grew up among happy shiny families who really knew no guile. Now whether it can be had in the middle of daily worldly contact I don't know -- the Church knows.
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« Reply #6607 on: March 21, 2015, 01:11:36 PM »
Children would love them, especially the way they make the invisible visible, and I think that was the artist's  idea.

Yes :) They are wonderful examples. Everything I read about the Holy Spirit being in a family, giving it peace and joy, and the way God designed families to be.. I see them in these images. Especially the one where they are at the kitchen table and praying.

And I want to go on record as saying such family life is far from impossible. I grew up among happy shiny families who really knew no guile. Now whether it can be had in the middle of daily worldly contact I don't know -- the Church knows.

Of course it's possible. I see many Orthodox families that have Christ at the centre of their life, they live humbly, and they have spiritual joys. Perhaps their life is not perfect and they struggle but the difference is they live and serve Christ so they always have joy in their hearts :) And the way husbands and wives treat each other in a family that truly serves Christ is beautiful. Always seeing the best in each other and treating each other with pure love.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6608 on: March 21, 2015, 01:15:14 PM »
Children would love them, especially the way they make the invisible visible, and I think that was the artist's  idea.

Yes :) They are wonderful examples. Everything I read about the Holy Spirit being in a family, giving it peace and joy, and the way God designed families to be.. I see them in these images. Especially the one where they are at the kitchen table and praying.

And I want to go on record as saying such family life is far from impossible. I grew up among happy shiny families who really knew no guile. Now whether it can be had in the middle of daily worldly contact I don't know -- the Church knows.
I'll go along with that while nothing this side of death is perfect there were as many times like that in my family as not maybe a few more.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6609 on: March 21, 2015, 01:17:05 PM »

The style of these hurts eyes.

Mine too. It seems like propaganda to me, but that could be my evil ways.

How is it propaganda? These are lovely because they show Orthodox family life.
It points to a place that tells the viewer to "go there" or "become this" and, because of one's difficult or terrible past, the pain is more than one may bear. And for those that are in a bad familial constellation it begets despair. Not all is sweetness and light as depicted. For myself it is unnatural.
I understand, but isn't that what Orthodoxy is about? We are all sick with unnatural sin, but we should have these Godly images for young people at least so they struggle for this. Holy perfection should always be our goal.
It is good to this in print. Thank you.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6610 on: March 21, 2015, 01:40:30 PM »


Love this!!!  Do you have any further info on this, Alxandra? 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6611 on: March 21, 2015, 10:47:19 PM »
No unfortunately I don't have more info, I wish I did though :) I found it on a blog with no caption.
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6612 on: March 22, 2015, 03:46:15 AM »
Image removed.~A

The story of my high school days, using Microsoft Word to complete numerous assignments...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6613 on: March 22, 2015, 04:07:02 AM »


The story of my high school days, using Microsoft Word to complete numerous assignments...

You don't learn, do you?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6614 on: March 22, 2015, 04:15:32 AM »


The story of my high school days, using Microsoft Word to complete numerous assignments...

You don't learn, do you?

I fixed it. So don't worry.

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