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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #315 on: July 05, 2017, 02:35:05 PM »

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #316 on: July 06, 2017, 12:45:44 AM »


This is lovely. Altho it feels strange to see her without her Child.

She would not have Jesus in her arms at the Annunciation, which is the moment that is being depicted. 
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #317 on: July 19, 2017, 05:53:11 AM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #318 on: July 19, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »
^ Why is she holding him back so defensively, and why is he flailing to get away?
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #319 on: July 19, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »

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A company I once worked for had a Christmas publication that included a variation of this icon (it had a lot more blue in it) along with St. Luke's Nativity passage. They just saw Mother and Child and assumed it went together. I didn't see it until 15,000 copies had been printed.

I don't have the wherewithal to go back through this thread, so here's one of mine:



I mounted this exact print for my wife a couple of years ago.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #320 on: August 04, 2017, 08:42:54 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #321 on: August 07, 2017, 10:03:37 PM »
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Favorite Icons
« Reply #322 on: October 03, 2017, 12:02:21 AM »
What are some of your favorite icons? please share.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #323 on: October 03, 2017, 03:21:43 AM »
Mother Weep Not For Me


The Bridegroom

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The Good Shepherd


Christ the Creator of the Birds and Fish (I think that's the title)

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Christ Creator of the Heavenly Bodies(?)



This Georgian Icon of David dancing before the Lord



I have a lot of other favorites, but I'm sure they overlap with what other people will post.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #324 on: October 03, 2017, 05:47:44 AM »
Jackson02, since you created a thread that has exactly the same name and it is in the same section, I have merged the topics.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #325 on: October 04, 2017, 04:50:47 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #326 on: October 04, 2017, 08:37:06 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #327 on: October 04, 2017, 10:10:41 PM »


What does the footprint signify?

It's the Pochaev icon- it represents her footprint from her apparition to the monks there.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #328 on: October 04, 2017, 10:32:14 PM »
Oh, right. I remember hearing that.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #329 on: October 05, 2017, 12:22:17 AM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #332 on: October 22, 2017, 08:20:38 AM »


St. Eliah, today I bought it it is now my favourite.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #333 on: October 22, 2017, 12:01:11 PM »
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« Reply #334 on: December 04, 2017, 02:28:10 PM »
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #335 on: December 04, 2017, 02:30:37 PM »
Huh. I would think that printing his scroll in Japanese would take up less space than in English.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #336 on: December 04, 2017, 07:31:02 PM »
I confess to not having had any clue who that was, but now I think I can say, good timing.  :D
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #338 on: December 04, 2017, 07:41:25 PM »
One of my favorites:

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Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #340 on: December 04, 2017, 08:01:57 PM »
I confess to not having had any clue who that was, but now I think I can say, good timing.  :D

I'm sorry.  That's John of Damascus, whose feast is today. 
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #341 on: December 04, 2017, 09:28:47 PM »
I confess to not having had any clue who that was, but now I think I can say, good timing.  :D

I'm sorry.  That's John of Damascus, whose feast is today.

Not at all!  I'd figured it out.  ;)

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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #342 on: December 05, 2017, 09:13:58 AM »


That's my favourite icon of st. John Damascene (that's btw one of my favourite saints):

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« Reply #343 on: December 05, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
What does the Arabic in the border say?
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #344 on: December 05, 2017, 10:15:14 AM »
What does the Arabic in the border say?

Troparion of st. John Damascene:
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« Reply #345 on: December 05, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: Favorite Icons
« Reply #346 on: June 30, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »
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« Reply #347 on: June 30, 2018, 07:34:52 PM »
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« Reply #348 on: June 30, 2018, 10:42:55 PM »


Theotokos of Tikhvin



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