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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3060 on: September 22, 2016, 09:35:07 AM »
It's more likely that they included him to further their secular social justice agenda. I've been reading a great deal on Fr. Seraphim Rose lately, and they've become precisely the modern institution he detested, carrying on at length about temporal issues but removing Christ from the equation.

I've narrowed my patron/name down to a shortlist of four:

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2. Tsar Nicholas II - I'm a huge supporter of monarchy - to the extent that absolute monarchy is my ideal form of government - and the last Tsar gave up his life in the fight first against liberalism, and then against the Satanic forces of Marxism which brought death and destruction on an unprecedented scale to Russia. when doing so quite literally got thousands of others killed.

Do you care to explain where you're going with that? I'm assuming it's a provocation of some sort.

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« Reply #3061 on: September 22, 2016, 09:36:17 AM »
There are social justice agendas and there are social justice agendas.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3062 on: September 22, 2016, 10:05:10 AM »
MLK's "secular social agenda" was not only OK but very Christian. I'm sure there is a world between what he preached and Black Lives Matter or whatever.

But I agree with you and with Blessed Seraphim in this issue.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3063 on: September 22, 2016, 10:05:28 AM »
There are social justice agendas and there are social justice agendas.

And canonisations to support them.
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« Reply #3064 on: September 22, 2016, 04:51:10 PM »
Canonising Milk, on the other hand, is pure evil even at the core of its intentions.

Milk hasn't been put on our calendar, even in the "we haven't approved this even though we still have it" Holy Women, Holy Men, and I cannot see that he will be. This is just something Lentz made up.

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« Reply #3065 on: September 22, 2016, 04:55:42 PM »
It's more likely that they included him to further their secular social justice agenda. I've been reading a great deal on Fr. Seraphim Rose lately, and they've become precisely the modern institution he detested, carrying on at length about temporal issues but removing Christ from the equation.

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2. Tsar Nicholas II - I'm a huge supporter of monarchy - to the extent that absolute monarchy is my ideal form of government - and the last Tsar gave up his life in the fight first against liberalism, and then against the Satanic forces of Marxism which brought death and destruction on an unprecedented scale to Russia. when doing so quite literally got thousands of others killed.

Do you care to explain where you're going with that? I'm assuming it's a provocation of some sort.

As far as political agenda saints are concerned it's hard to go wrong with Nicholas II. Tikhon is on our calendar for a bunch of reasons, between martyrdom and his personal relationship with PECUSA, but don't hold that against him.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3066 on: September 24, 2016, 08:05:10 AM »
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A series of Byzantine-style icons of Star Wars characters. A playful parody of the worship and adoration that fans like me give to these iconic (pun intended) figures.
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And so on (more in the source).


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« Reply #3067 on: September 24, 2016, 10:14:07 AM »
Oh, jeemony.  :o
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« Reply #3068 on: September 24, 2016, 05:11:02 PM »
@Dominika Lol. And this is not just a joke; he's selling them!  ;D
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« Reply #3069 on: September 28, 2016, 10:44:27 AM »
I don't remember if this one has made the cut before, but:

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« Reply #3070 on: October 03, 2016, 01:09:05 PM »
^^ that's... interesting.

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« Reply #3071 on: October 06, 2016, 02:20:07 PM »
A pretty good parody of the Tres Riches Heures, actually.
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« Reply #3072 on: October 06, 2016, 03:26:29 PM »
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

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« Reply #3073 on: October 06, 2016, 03:31:48 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3074 on: October 06, 2016, 03:33:29 PM »


What's schlock there?

Oops. Meant to post this in the strange icons thread.

All the ornamentation in the halo looks odd to me, though not schlock. The vines also struck me as odd in the context of the icon.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3075 on: October 06, 2016, 03:41:01 PM »


What's schlock there?

Oops. Meant to post this in the strange icons thread.

All the ornamentation in the halo looks odd to me, though not schlock. The vines also struck me as odd in the context of the icon.

I agree that's a bit strange :)
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3076 on: October 06, 2016, 03:52:57 PM »


What's schlock there?

Oops. Meant to post this in the strange icons thread.

All the ornamentation in the halo looks odd to me, though not schlock. The vines also struck me as odd in the context of the icon.

You get to charge more for that ornamentation.  ;)
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3077 on: October 27, 2016, 05:38:10 PM »


Not really an icon. Here's more about the illuminated manuscript from which it comes: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/silos.html
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3078 on: October 27, 2016, 09:14:22 PM »


Not really an icon. Here's more about the illuminated manuscript from which it comes: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/silos.html
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« Reply #3079 on: October 27, 2016, 09:21:11 PM »


What's schlock there?

Oops. Meant to post this in the strange icons thread.

All the ornamentation in the halo looks odd to me, though not schlock. The vines also struck me as odd in the context of the icon.

Could the vines be a reference to the fruit of the line of David or Jesse?
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3080 on: October 28, 2016, 09:39:57 AM »


Not really an icon. Here's more about the illuminated manuscript from which it comes: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/silos.html

Why schlock? It's just plain beautiful.
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« Reply #3081 on: October 28, 2016, 02:22:24 PM »
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« Reply #3082 on: October 29, 2016, 04:46:21 PM »
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« Reply #3083 on: October 29, 2016, 04:49:24 PM »

Ouch... These vestments would be cool without this Sacred Heart image.
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« Reply #3084 on: October 30, 2016, 02:47:27 PM »
^No, they wouldn't. Thou shalt not make vestments of your mother's 70's bedroom curtains.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3085 on: October 31, 2016, 07:15:12 AM »
^No, they wouldn't. Thou shalt not make vestments of your mother's 70's bedroom curtains.
Tell it to the poor African priests...
Anyway, I like the colours and patterns, visible also on other EO African vestments.
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« Reply #3086 on: October 31, 2016, 10:37:19 AM »
^No, they wouldn't. Thou shalt not make vestments of your mother's 70's bedroom curtains.
Tell it to the poor African priests...
Anyway, I like the colours and patterns, visible also on other EO African vestments.

While I agree many African priests do not have enough money to spend on several sets of vestments this is clearly not the case here as it's clearly seen they were bought on purpose and not sewn from old curtains (unless you live in a very weird house). And the choice was bad. And they are too baggy for those two priests but that is the least of a problem in this case.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3087 on: October 31, 2016, 02:38:22 PM »


There is something to be said about depictions of angels within their context.  The first time they were painted as Roman soldiers were also controversial.
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« Reply #3088 on: October 31, 2016, 02:52:41 PM »
I want to see one of the Archangel Raphael as an undercover Jewish exile playing the part of a helpful guide in an adventure morality tale. Not an icon, though, just a painting.
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« Reply #3089 on: November 14, 2016, 05:51:13 PM »
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« Reply #3090 on: November 14, 2016, 07:51:44 PM »
Way too much stuff going on there. Who is the person being carried by Jesus?
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« Reply #3091 on: November 14, 2016, 07:59:25 PM »
Way too much stuff going on there. Who is the person being carried by Jesus?

I'm guessing that's supposed to represent any human as a point of self-reflection
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« Reply #3092 on: November 14, 2016, 08:18:00 PM »


There is something to be said about depictions of angels within their context.  The first time they were painted as Roman soldiers were also controversial.

Yeah, but a tracksuit?!?  There's soldiers and then there's soldiers.  He looks like an enforcer in the Barese crew.
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« Reply #3093 on: November 18, 2016, 09:15:30 PM »


There is something to be said about depictions of angels within their context.  The first time they were painted as Roman soldiers were also controversial.

Yeah, but a tracksuit?!?  There's soldiers and then there's soldiers.  He looks like an enforcer in the Barese crew.

I got the original from a discussion about gopniki.  That's the context.
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« Reply #3094 on: November 19, 2016, 01:57:05 AM »


There is something to be said about depictions of angels within their context.  The first time they were painted as Roman soldiers were also controversial.

Yeah, but a tracksuit?!?  There's soldiers and then there's soldiers.  He looks like an enforcer in the Barese crew.

I was thinking he looked more like Rocky, especially the first movie
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« Reply #3095 on: November 19, 2016, 10:15:23 AM »
I got the original from a discussion about gopniki.  That's the context.

That sounds about right.

I was thinking he looked more like Rocky, especially the first movie

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« Reply #3096 on: November 20, 2016, 01:57:36 AM »
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« Reply #3097 on: November 20, 2016, 12:29:45 PM »
^^ ouch. Waste of talent
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« Reply #3098 on: November 20, 2016, 01:20:11 PM »
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« Reply #3099 on: November 20, 2016, 01:42:02 PM »
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« Reply #3100 on: November 23, 2016, 07:24:43 PM »


There is something to be said about depictions of angels within their context.  The first time they were painted as Roman soldiers were also controversial.

Yeah, but a tracksuit?!?  There's soldiers and then there's soldiers.  He looks like an enforcer in the Barese crew.

I was thinking he looked more like Rocky, especially the first movie

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« Reply #3103 on: November 24, 2016, 05:37:20 AM »
Is there evidence that Spock was Orthodox? Is it a case like with St. Isaac the Syrian?

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« Reply #3104 on: November 24, 2016, 10:31:04 AM »
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