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Fr Aidan's avatar
« on: January 31, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
Why is there a butt on top of the saint's head? Was he a theologian that had brain farts occasionally?

I've never seen something like that before.
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 07:01:18 PM »
Pics or it didn't happen!  :police:

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 07:02:41 PM »
I'm on my phone and can't upload it, but here ya go:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3615
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 07:07:50 PM »
Why is there a butt on top of the saint's head? Was he a theologian that had brain farts occasionally?

I've never seen something like that before.

A high-domed forehead in iconography denotes wisdom and knowledge. Wrinkles, brow ridges, and other surface contours are stylized and abstracted. Seems the iconographer who painted this icon was a little heavy-handed, nothing more.
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 07:14:03 PM »
I'm on my phone and can't upload it, but here ya go:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3615

BTW, that's Father Kimel's avatar, not Father Aidan's.  ;)

Edit: NVM, I didn't realize Fr. Kimel's first name was Aidan as well.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 07:17:04 PM by sheenj »

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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 07:21:36 PM »
Why is there a butt on top of the saint's head? Was he a theologian that had brain farts occasionally?
You're weird, Achronos. ;)
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 07:23:50 PM »
Why is there a butt on top of the saint's head? Was he a theologian that had brain farts occasionally?

I've never seen something like that before.

A high-domed forehead in iconography denotes wisdom and knowledge. Wrinkles, brow ridges, and other surface contours are stylized and abstracted. Seems the iconographer who painted this icon was a little heavy-handed, nothing more.

I was really pulling for a St. Aidan the Butthead.

sigh.
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 07:29:12 PM »
My children's godfather gave us that icon (Aidan is my son's middle/Christian name), and my brother-in-law actually asked why there was a butt on the saint's head.

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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 07:29:40 PM »
How rude!

EDIT--To aChronos
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 07:30:02 PM »


I was really pulling for a St. Aidan the Butthead.


St Aidan is praying for your salvation ... :)

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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 07:33:10 PM »


I was really pulling for a St. Aidan the Butthead.


St Aidan is praying for your salvation ... :)

Aww you changed it.
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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 07:54:17 PM »
Why is there a butt on top of the saint's head? Was he a theologian that had brain farts occasionally?

I've never seen something like that before.

A high-domed forehead in iconography denotes wisdom and knowledge. Wrinkles, brow ridges, and other surface contours are stylized and abstracted. Seems the iconographer who painted this icon was a little heavy-handed, nothing more.

I was really pulling for a St. Aidan the Butthead.

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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 08:56:11 PM »
There are two Fr Aidans now...    :o

I'm going to need this.

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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 09:20:18 PM »
There is also Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson, who serves at a parish only 18 miles from mine.

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 10:03:56 PM »
We are multiplying. Soon our moment will come!

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Re: Fr Aidan's avatar
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 02:58:06 PM »
brain fart

Brain farct, short for "brain infarction".  ;)