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Unusual Iconostases
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:59:23 PM »
I have been seeing some unusual iconostases on the internet lately and I want to share them with you all!  :laugh:

The iconostasis of the Church of the Life-Giving Font in Beirut.

Transfiguration Antiochian Orthodox Church in Bhamdoun.
Has anyone actually seen an unusual iconostasis? If you know of any more please share!  ;D

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 11:01:07 PM »
This is just weird

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 11:07:29 PM »
At New Skete:


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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 11:10:30 PM »
This is just weird
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Unusual, but I don't necessarily dislike.  8)

Only contribution I can make... not really unusual but as "different" as I've seen in the parishes I've been in (with the various crosses and whatnot protruding from the top, various shapes of icons, etc.)...

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 11:27:46 PM »

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Hajnówka, Poland.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 11:31:16 PM »

Unusual, but I don't necessarily dislike.  8)

Only contribution I can make... not really unusual but as "different" as I've seen in the parishes I've been in (with the various crosses and whatnot protruding from the top, various shapes of icons, etc.)...




The icons are very Western as well.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 11:47:45 PM »

Green iconostasis at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius.

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 01:33:11 PM »
Only contribution I can make... not really unusual but as "different" as I've seen in the parishes I've been in (with the various crosses and whatnot protruding from the top, various shapes of icons, etc.)...



Not unusual at all.




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Green iconostasis at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius.

The worst iconostasis I've seen in real.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 03:31:14 PM »
The Vilnius Iconostasis itself is OK to me, but I don't like that "Russian Academic" style or "Royal Court style of iconography.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 03:47:26 PM »
This is just weird

Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California.

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2012, 08:34:12 PM »

Green iconostasis at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius.

Love the statuary.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2012, 10:30:53 PM »

Green iconostasis at the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius.

I really love this. I just wish it weren't green.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 11:33:48 PM »
There something Emerald City-ish about it, isn't there? :)

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 03:40:33 AM »
There something Emerald City-ish about it, isn't there? :)

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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 03:53:17 AM »

Love the statuary.

Really? Statuary has always creeped me out (and I really mean in any and all contexts) so I'm glad we don't have it. It could be a hangup of my Protestant past, I suppose, but I actually doubt it - I'm really not keen on secular statuary either, though I find it less disturbing if it's simple stone than if it's been painted.

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 08:09:41 PM »
When I was a kid and we traveled to families far away who didn't have a priest, we would hold liturgy in somebody's home.   There was setup 1 single simple icon, both for veneration and the iconostasis.

It was simple and meaningful.   There was 1 single candle with the icon.  I'll never forget 4 families got together for an "orthodox weekend" every 2 months.  (It was a 5 hour drive).   They had reader services otherwise.

Sometimes when I see the most Elaborate Orthodox churches, it makes me feel different.   I treasure those memories so much of the simplicity of the setup & service.   The whole weekend was Orthodox (we stayed at a home).   They had children we played with and got along with very well.  The adults all had a nice weekend of food or fasting, fellowship, and Orthodoxy.   We'd do pysanky (spelling?) during lent to prepare for Pascha.  We all sat at a LONG table with tons of eggs, making designs.... Huge buckets of dye....   Those were great times.

Some of these iconostasis(es) these churches are using look very weird.  Especially the one encased with marble everywhere.  Even though you can do it with one icon, its just way more beautiful in a tiny church faith filled setting.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »
I'm intrigued my the iconostasis behind Putin.  :o All I know is that the picture was taken in Veliky Ustyug.

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 12:24:06 PM »
I'm intrigued my the iconostasis behind Putin.  :o All I know is that the picture was taken in Veliky Ustyug.


It's more Western than John Wayne. Wonder what's Vlad looking at.

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012, 02:19:34 PM »
I'm intrigued my the iconostasis behind Putin.  :o All I know is that the picture was taken in Veliky Ustyug.


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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012, 02:24:03 PM »
I'm intrigued my the iconostasis behind Putin.  :o All I know is that the picture was taken in Veliky Ustyug.


It's more Western than John Wayne. Wonder what's Vlad looking at.

If he were looking the other way, I'd say he was sizing up the Royal Doors..... ;)

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 03:42:18 PM »
I found a picture of the whole iconostases...

It reminds me of the retable found in Catholic churches.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2012, 01:49:07 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2012, 01:54:32 AM »
^With these pics you're posting, you must have a 42" wide monitor  :D
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2012, 10:10:02 AM »

New Skete - Church of the Holy Wisdom in better quality. BTW, the page of holytrinityorthodox.org is a source of interesting pictures
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2012, 11:05:31 AM »
It's more Western than John Wayne.
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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2012, 02:05:54 PM »
http://www.ssppwindber.org/

Link will have to do.  I love the cut out icons.
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2012, 02:12:00 PM »


You can't post pics like that from your computer.

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2012, 03:47:32 PM »
New Sketes is actually the most traditional, what they looked like 1500 years or so ago, minus the icons.

St Paul's in Irvine, what the heck is wrong with them? What is it with people thinking they can innovate in our Church?

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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2012, 09:20:40 AM »
The parish of St. George in Little Falls

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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2012, 09:33:32 AM »
Nice one^

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Re: Unusual Iconostases
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2012, 09:45:25 AM »
New Sketes is actually the most traditional, what they looked like 1500 years or so ago, minus the icons.

To be traditional it actually has to be passed on. Introducing something based on archaeology is more like a rupture with tradition.
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2012, 04:25:06 PM »
Wow the iconostasis behind Putin is incredible.
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« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2012, 04:59:04 PM »
I'm glad my first exposure to iconostasis was something simple like this:

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« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2012, 05:29:31 PM »
That's lovely with the candles.
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2012, 03:22:00 PM »
The iconostasis that Jetavan has presented is great (plus nice chandelier)


St. Nicholas church, Montreal



And a bit more usual, St. John the Evangelist, Orinda :
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2012, 03:25:33 PM »
Very good! I love the wood there.  :angel:
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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2012, 10:32:43 PM »
I'm glad my first exposure to iconostasis was something simple like this:


This is Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, just outside of Charleston, SC. I remember when they met in a very small bookstore. Now they have a nicely sized building.
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« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2013, 04:33:22 AM »


Chapel at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens.
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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2013, 04:49:08 AM »


Chapel at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens.

I think that's beautiful :) Not sure how orthodox it is with the imagery the way it is and all, but nonetheless... very nice. In fact, given the circular architecture I assume it's a fairly small space, and would looke quite nice as a house chapel, albeit with perhaps different icons. But even the imagery is very nice.
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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2013, 05:02:29 AM »
This is the only other view I've been able to find:



It is beautiful, and a very peaceful space. The icons, as far as I know, are perfectly canonical in their elements, despite the El Greco-esque brush strokes. :)
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« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2013, 02:18:26 PM »
Chapel at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens.
Indeed, very unusual, not only becasue of the construction, but also becasue of type of icons


St. George church, Danbury


For me it's too "empty"
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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2013, 03:54:15 PM »
The weirdest iconostasis in Serbian Church I've ever seen: Orthodox Cathedral in Trebinje. And what's interesting for me, it's from the end of XIX century. E.g I don't know for what these curtains are placed on the left and on the right side...




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« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2013, 11:47:45 PM »
Found this on the OCA photos for Sunday of Orthodoxy.



It is really nice though IMHO.

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