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Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:41:11 PM »
Do the Orthodox have private chapels?

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Private chapels have been around for centuries in Europe as a must-have component of any aristocratic country estate. Now, the tradition is catching on in America, according to a piece in the December issue of Town & Country.

In a piece called "Hymns of Stone," Geraldine Fabrikan introduces some of the most outstanding private places of meditation and prayer to be built on this side of the Atlantic.

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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 02:51:04 PM »
I suppose some individuals who live far away from the nearest church, and/or have a lot of money, may be interested in doing that. I'm certainly not rolling in cash, but I had always hoped to one day have a place where I could convert a room into a study for quiet reading and prayer.  :)

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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 03:22:34 PM »
Do the Orthodox have private chapels?

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Private chapels have been around for centuries in Europe as a must-have component of any aristocratic country estate. Now, the tradition is catching on in America, according to a piece in the December issue of Town & Country.

In a piece called "Hymns of Stone," Geraldine Fabrikan introduces some of the most outstanding private places of meditation and prayer to be built on this side of the Atlantic.


They are called icon corners among the petty bourgeois Orthodox.

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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 03:51:51 PM »
My priest is a carpenter and turned the original chapel that he built into what later became our church. There were no Orthodox churches for miles and miles, and so 16 years later it's a thriving (although small) center of Orthodoxy in rural Arkansas.
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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »
They are called icon corners among the petty bourgeois Orthodox.

I was going to say something similar.
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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 04:16:40 PM »
To the OP: Yes.
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Re: Private Chapels: The Ultimate Spiritual Accessory (PHOTOS)
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 04:29:24 PM »
My priest is a carpenter and turned the original chapel that he built into what later became our church. There were no Orthodox churches for miles and miles, and so 16 years later it's a thriving (although small) center of Orthodoxy in rural Arkansas.
This wouldn't happen to be All Saints, would it?
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