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Offline Quinault

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Icon of the Ladder
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:18:52 PM »
When I attended liturgy last Sunday, I was met by a parishioner and told I shouldn't venerate the Ladder icon at all. We've been Orthodox about a decade at this point, but are relatively new to this particular parish. At our last parish, I'd venerate the area of the icon at the top; everyone did that. Both parishes are Antiochian, the guy that told me not to venerate at all is obviously cradle (Slavic of some sort based upon accent and coffee hour food contributions).

Is there a sent procedure on certain icons? Are some icons NEVER venerated?

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Re: Icon of the Ladder
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 09:31:24 PM »
Did you ask him why he said that? I would have had fun messing with him.

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Re: Icon of the Ladder
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 09:32:01 PM »
Make sure you do not kiss one of the devils.
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Re: Icon of the Ladder
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 09:32:29 PM »
Did you ask him why he said that? I would have had fun messing with him.

He said "No kissing demons" before I could even ask.  ;D
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Re: Icon of the Ladder
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 09:40:30 PM »
When I venerate the Icon of the Ladder I kiss Christ in the upper corner.

When I venerate the Icon of Mary of Egypt I kiss the Spoon.

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Re: Icon of the Ladder
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 09:57:36 PM »
Our Khouria is an iconographer, I didn't get a chance to ask her. By that same token; her father is a priest and it was at his parish that I learned to venerate the top "heavenly" corner of the icon of the Ladder.