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Offline PeterTheAleut

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1575 on: May 18, 2016, 01:48:43 PM »


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I feel like this has been talked about before.

I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.
And why should that stop anyone from liking something?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1576 on: May 18, 2016, 01:51:08 PM »
I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.

Have you recently accepted a position in the media or public relations offices of her administration?  :P
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1577 on: May 18, 2016, 03:47:02 PM »


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I feel like this has been talked about before.

I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.
And why should that stop anyone from liking something?

I never said that it did. I just know that, for better or worse, LBK is our resident iconography official.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1578 on: May 18, 2016, 03:47:41 PM »
I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.

Have you recently accepted a position in the media or public relations offices of her administration?  :P

No, but I would if one was offered. ;D
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1579 on: May 18, 2016, 03:52:34 PM »


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I feel like this has been talked about before.

I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.
And why should that stop anyone from liking something?

I never said that it did. I just know that, for better or worse, LBK is our resident iconography official.
No, LBK just claims to be our resident iconography official. I'm not aware, though, that anyone has ever verified her claims to expertise in this field, and she has thus far been reluctant to name anyone who can.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1580 on: May 18, 2016, 04:37:24 PM »


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I feel like this has been talked about before.

I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.
And why should that stop anyone from liking something?

I never said that it did. I just know that, for better or worse, LBK is our resident iconography official.
No, LBK just claims to be our resident iconography official. I'm not aware, though, that anyone has ever verified her claims to expertise in this field, and she has thus far been reluctant to name anyone who can.

I think that she is quite knowledgeable, much more than any other poster. She is as close to an expert that we have. However,experts are at times wrong, as she may be from time to time.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1581 on: May 18, 2016, 04:59:00 PM »
If expertise consists in regurgitating simplistic opinions as dogma without any citation (apart from occasional references to canons found on the internet) then, yes, LBK is an expert.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1582 on: May 18, 2016, 05:00:00 PM »
Maybe just maybe.......

we could stop turning every icon posted and discussed into a discussion about a person.

If that person wants to contribute, let them, but if not, just discuss without mentioning because some people can't keep from turning it into a discussion of the person and not icons.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1583 on: May 18, 2016, 08:09:02 PM »


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I feel like this has been talked about before.

I like the icon.

And IIRC, LBK doesn't.
And why should that stop anyone from liking something?

I never said that it did. I just know that, for better or worse, LBK is our resident iconography official.
No, LBK just claims to be our resident iconography official. I'm not aware, though, that anyone has ever verified her claims to expertise in this field, and she has thus far been reluctant to name anyone who can.

Actually, I can support her claim.  I know for a fact that she knows of what she speaks.  I will not disclose more, as she seems hesitant to reveal more information about herself, and it's not my place to disclose information she wishes to keep private.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1584 on: May 20, 2016, 10:02:52 AM »
Beside discussion about LBK...



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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1585 on: May 20, 2016, 10:14:42 AM »
Actually, I can support her claim.  I know for a fact that she knows of what she speaks.  I will not disclose more, as she seems hesitant to reveal more information about herself, and it's not my place to disclose information she wishes to keep private.

Well, that settles it then!

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1586 on: May 20, 2016, 10:16:20 AM »
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I like the second one for its textures....I can imagine what that blanket must have looked like in real life...

but i have no idea what it is of....etc..... ;)
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1587 on: May 20, 2016, 11:05:40 AM »
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The first one is an icon of the Thetokos as a Protectress usually found in Russia. The wings refer to this scripture found in chapter 12 of Revelations.
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The wall behind her also has meaning. It comes the Canon to the Most Holy Mother of God.
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Who ever call upon Thine intercession.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1588 on: May 20, 2016, 01:26:22 PM »
Why isn't St. Constantine depicted with a halo there? Is it because it was at some specific point of his life when he hadn't been baptised yet?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1589 on: May 20, 2016, 01:46:42 PM »
Why isn't St. Constantine depicted with a halo there? Is it because it was at some specific point of his life when he hadn't been baptised yet?

I imagine he wasn't very saintly when he was about to condemn wrongfully accused men to death without trial. 
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1590 on: May 22, 2016, 04:02:57 PM »
I think it's strange a bit, I mean, the giant Jesus in comparision of the rest depicted people
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1591 on: May 22, 2016, 04:06:08 PM »
I think it's strange a bit, I mean, the giant Jesus in comparision of the rest depicted people

Still on people's size, the dwarves on most icons of the Theophany have always estranged me. Does anyone know the theological explanation?

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1592 on: May 22, 2016, 05:19:58 PM »

Still on people's size, the dwarves on most icons of the Theophany have always estranged me. Does anyone know the theological explanation?



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