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« on: December 27, 2004, 06:53:59 PM »

Dear Friends,

I am wondering if any of you would know where I could obtain nice Western style icons.  I wasn't always a fan of them (I prefer traditional style iconography), but they've grown on me recently, and although I don't think I'd ever get "many", I have two now, and thought it might be nice to see what's out there, and whether I'd like to pick up some more.  Any leads would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 08:02:01 PM »

Though I don't recommend the actual church promoting the site, odox.net has a good deal of iconography, some of which is western-style, and all of which is of western saints.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004, 08:15:02 PM »

Phil,

There's a Benedictine monk, Brother Claude, at Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon, near the Old Believers community in Woodward, who writes some beautiful icons. From what I understand, he himself has Byzantine antecedents and was sent out there to assist in a minstry that the Abbey had to a small group of Catholic Old Believers that is no longer extant. His style is essentially Byzantine, but some of his work has a somewhat Western appearance, too much so for my tastes, but it may be along the lines of what you're seeking. Take a look and let me know what you think; I may have a couple of other suggestions, if these aren't Western enough (or too Western).

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 08:26:05 PM »

Heya, Neil: The link to the icon gallery didnt work for me.  :- Any chance of re-doing it?
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 09:29:40 PM »

Heya, Neil: The link to the icon gallery didnt work for me. :- Any chance of re-doing it?

Donna,

Sorry about that - I forgot that this program doesn't make the url posting process foolproof for the stupid  :'(   and I just used the title on top and as the underlying code. It's fixed now (thanks to the open-ended edit process afforded by this site - thank you, guys Afro).

But, here it is again (so that you don't have to scroll up Wink

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2004, 01:45:21 AM »

Mor,

I never used to care for the modern styled icons either, but I have come to appreciate them as well.

There is a seller on eBay who has quite a wide selection of icons of this style - here is the link:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/sofya891

Hope this link proves to be useful.

If anyone else knows a good source for icons of this sort, do post because I have been on the lookout myself!

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2004, 12:27:20 PM »

Wow,  that Divine Mercy Icon is actually the first representation that doesn't look like it came from a 99 cent store. I'll have to put this on my favorites in case I need to get a good gift down the road for any RC's I know.
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2004, 12:29:50 PM »

Wow, that Divine Mercy Icon is actually the first representation that doesn't look like it came from a 99 cent store. I'll have to put this on my favorites in case I need to get a good gift down the road for any RC's I know.

LOL!  I know exactly what you mean.  The general DM picture looks so tacky to me, even if it is a picture of Jesus.  That icon is really nice.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2004, 02:18:57 PM »

I'm awaiting your gift Nacho !

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2004, 02:45:41 PM »

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Some of the Icon prints Istok Enterprises offers are of the so called "western style".


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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2004, 09:29:29 PM »

Neil's Icon link is nice, I have a small copy of the original Divine Mercy Chaplet and it is not like the newer ones making the rounds. I have recently acquired a Russian Diptych and a nice small handmade/painted box which I will use for my neck crosses etc.

I will re-visit the site prior to Pascha/Easter.

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2004, 04:04:14 AM »

I notice that Br Claude depicts St Joseph as a young man in his icons, plus I'm not willing to try and guess the theology behind his "Holy family" icon (Joseph holding the cup and each holding a wafer).
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2004, 06:01:57 AM »

I'm not willing to try and guess the theology behind his "Holy family" icon (Joseph holding the cup and each holding a wafer).

John,

I hadn't noticed that one before Shocked.  Hey, Phil asked for Western style Wink  Maybe matzos?   Huh

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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2004, 02:08:02 PM »

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I notice that Br Claude depicts St Joseph as a young man in his icons, plus I'm not willing to try and guess the theology behind his "Holy family" icon (Joseph holding the cup and each holding a wafer).

I hadn't noticed that until you pointed that out. It is an "unusual" depiction to be sure.

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