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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2070 on: August 28, 2012, 04:54:49 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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I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky

Ok, that makes sense.
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« Reply #2071 on: August 28, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
Origen of Alexandria



One of my favorite Church Fathers, and the one who most (after Polycarp) brought me to Orthodoxy.  I read many of his remaining writings as a Lutheran, and they really got me thinking.

BTW:  Below are some of the first palm tree images that I ever saw, so I knew these were palms right away (my interest in WWII history predated my travel to anyplace that actually had palm trees):
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 #2072 on: August 29, 2012, 12:21:12 AM »
The family of Alexander III being blessed by Jesus Christ in a portrait by Makarov...


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« Reply #2073 on: August 29, 2012, 12:38:24 AM »
The Greater Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire...


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« Reply #2074 on: August 29, 2012, 04:45:17 AM »




:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2076 on: August 29, 2012, 04:49:03 AM »
Let the force be with you...  ;)


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2081 on: August 29, 2012, 10:52:30 AM »


Um, that's a Buddhist monk's staff...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2082 on: August 29, 2012, 12:08:04 PM »
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« Reply #2083 on: August 29, 2012, 04:32:41 PM »


I am that way, of course Orthodoxy isn't a religion.
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« Reply #2084 on: August 29, 2012, 04:40:15 PM »
I am that way, of course Orthodoxy isn't a religion.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2094 on: August 29, 2012, 05:39:35 PM »


The only one that got a chuckle.

Nice.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2096 on: August 29, 2012, 06:46:02 PM »
Unlike the hamster, one cannot doubt the Orthodoxy of this cat.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2098 on: August 29, 2012, 08:01:01 PM »
I really hope that's not the litter box...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2099 on: August 29, 2012, 10:18:20 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2100 on: August 29, 2012, 11:26:02 PM »
Saint Polycarp of Smyrna

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die [...] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2101 on: August 31, 2012, 03:24:48 AM »


"Kosovka devojka", the maiden of Kosovo.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2102 on: August 31, 2012, 03:45:43 AM »
A Coptic Orthodox Icon of the Holy and Glorious Fathers- Saints Athanasius and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2103 on: August 31, 2012, 03:49:01 AM »


"Kosovka devojka", the maiden of Kosovo.
What is this a picture of? I have seen it before...

Thanks in advance
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2104 on: August 31, 2012, 04:00:54 AM »
What is this a picture of? I have seen it before...

Thanks in advance

It depicts a scene after the battle of Kosovo in 1389, between Turks and Serbs, shortly after which Serbs lost their independence. The painting itself is based upon the poem "Kosovka Devojka", in which a girl is searching her bridegroom on the battlefield and takes care of the wounded and dying, and finally finds a man, Pavle Orlović, who witnessed death of her loved one.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2105 on: August 31, 2012, 04:40:01 AM »
The coat of arms of Serbia is based on the family arms of the former Obrenović dynasty (adopted in 1882) and features the white bicephalic eagle of the Nemanjić dynasty. An ermine cape of the style once worn by kings is featured in the background. The double-headed eagle has been used since the Byzantine era, and the Serbian cross has been used since the 12th century.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2106 on: August 31, 2012, 06:03:12 PM »
Saints Dioscorus of Alexandria (left) and Mark the Evangelist (right)

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die [...] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2107 on: September 01, 2012, 04:53:14 AM »
You people weird me out.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2108 on: September 01, 2012, 05:19:20 AM »
Amalia of Oldenburg, Queen of Greece (Greek: Αμαλία, Βασίλισσα της Ελλάδος) (21 December 1818 – 20 May 1875) was Queen consort of Greece from 1836 to 1862 as the spouse of King Otto of Greece (1815–1867).

As the daughter of Duke Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg (later Grand Duke of Oldenburg), she was born a Duchess of Oldenburg. In Greece, the title "Duchess of Oldenburg" was never in use.

When she arrived in Greece in 1837, she at first won the hearts of the Greeks with her refreshing beauty. After the Queen became more politically involved, however, she became the target of harsh attacks - and her image suffered further as she proved unable to provide an heir. After an uprising, she and her husband were expelled from Greece in 1862. She spent the rest of her years in exile in Bavaria.



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2109 on: September 01, 2012, 05:19:20 AM »
Funeral of King George I of Greece, Athens, 1913...


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2110 on: September 01, 2012, 05:19:20 AM »
You people weird me out.

Well, I do what I can...  ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2111 on: September 01, 2012, 08:11:29 AM »
Unlike the hamster, one cannot doubt the Orthodoxy of this cat.



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« Reply #2112 on: September 01, 2012, 01:06:48 PM »
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« Reply #2114 on: September 01, 2012, 10:16:18 PM »
St. Paul's Monastery, Mount Athos

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