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Here's my icon corner.  I am lucky enough to have a large Eastward facing wall in my bedroom.  I have an electric votive standing in the center...and it gently lights the whole corner even without candles...so, when I wake in the middle of night....their softness comforts me.

I have accumulated a number of icons over the years...and each is near and dear to my heart.  When I am away.... I actually miss them.



This is the center icon.  It is handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "Icon Not Made by Human Hands"....it is my absolute favorite.


This one is also handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "The Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts."  The image doesn't do it justice.  The gold work is amazing.


This one is also handmade from a Ukrainian Monastery.  I picked this one up in December from the Lavra. 







 

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LizaSymonenko said:
Here's my icon corner.  I am lucky enough to have a large Eastward facing wall in my bedroom.  I have an electric votive standing in the center...and it gently lights the whole corner even without candles...so, when I wake in the middle of night....their softness comforts me.

I have accumulated a number of icons over the years...and each is near and dear to my heart.  When I am away.... I actually miss them.



This is the center icon.  It is handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "Icon Not Made by Human Hands"....it is my absolute favorite.


This one is also handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "The Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts."  The image doesn't do it justice.  The gold work is amazing.


This one is also handmade from a Ukrainian Monastery.  I picked this one up in December from the Lavra. 




The warmth is beautiful!
 

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Agreed!  Some really beautiful icons.  :D
 

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Orthodox_Slav said:
*New edition to my icon corner*

Saint Menas the martyr

(In the Russian church his name is pronounced meena)

That is a nice icon.  I have seen many of him and have his icon.

St. Menas, pray for us!
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
Here's my icon corner.  I am lucky enough to have a large Eastward facing wall in my bedroom.  I have an electric votive standing in the center...and it gently lights the whole corner even without candles...so, when I wake in the middle of night....their softness comforts me.

I have accumulated a number of icons over the years...and each is near and dear to my heart.  When I am away.... I actually miss them.



This is the center icon.  It is handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "Icon Not Made by Human Hands"....it is my absolute favorite.


This one is also handwritten from a monastery in Ukraine - "The Mother of God, Softener of Evil Hearts."  The image doesn't do it justice.  The gold work is amazing.


This one is also handmade from a Ukrainian Monastery.  I picked this one up in December from the Lavra. 




Very nice Liza!
 

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Ainnir said:
Agreed!  Some really beautiful icons.  :D
+1
And nice candles, plus the pussy willow :)
 

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*New edition to my icon corner*

Saint Panteleimon the great martyr


 

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^^Westernised
 

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Dominika said:
^^Westernised
So what! Does it suddenly make it less of an icon.
 

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I just moved into my new apartment after coming back to the world from the monastery. I donated all my icons to the monastery when I left so I needed to get new ones. This new one isn't as elaborate as my old one but I love it just the same.
 

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My setup for one year at my room in Lebanon

 

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Dominika said:
My setup for one year at my room in Lebanon

Looks good.
 

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Dominika said:
My setup for one year at my room in Lebanon

Who is the saint above the white stripe of the Serbian flag?
 

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^^ st. John Climcaus -  the patron of my native parish (in Warsaw, the disctrict of my family over at least a few generations)
 

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^^ st. John Climcaus -  the patron of my native parish (in Warsaw, the disctrict of my family over at least a few generations)
Thank you.
 

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No judging; I know it's unconventional.  :police:  I'll add and morph over time.

 

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Ainnir, unconventional doesn't mean something bad :D It's nice (and the photo itself too) :)
 

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You know, I have been waiting and wondering about my icon corner
 

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Honestly, I'm not crazy about the finish on the cabinet, but I like the design.
 

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Ainnir said:
Honestly, I'm not crazy about the finish on the cabinet, but I like the design.
I love both! (And the storage space even more.)
 

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Sorry, I don't know how to do previews.

 

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Arachne said:
Ainnir said:
Honestly, I'm not crazy about the finish on the cabinet, but I like the design.
I love both! (And the storage space even more.)
Thanks! I really like the stain; it just wasn’t applied evenly and whatever they sealed it with wasn’t terribly glossy.  /shrug  I’ll live.  :D  I love having the storage; everything’s in one place for a change.
 

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A dark corner of the icon shelf with St. Ephraim the Syrian and St. John the Russian accompanying the Nativity of Our Lord.
 

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I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
 

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PorphyriosK said:
I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
It depends on the source: from Facebook or Google album it may be not longer available.
 

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I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
Dead or temporary links.
 

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hecma925 said:
PorphyriosK said:
I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
Dead or temporary links.
For example the picture you just posted at 11:18 doesn't show up on my screen.
 

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Dominika said:
PorphyriosK said:
I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
It depends on the source: from Facebook or Google album it may be not longer available.
Ok that makes sense.
 

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PorphyriosK said:
hecma925 said:
PorphyriosK said:
I don't know why some of the photos on this thread won't load even when I refresh the page, while others I'm able to see fine.
Dead or temporary links.
For example the picture you just posted at 11:18 doesn't show up on my screen.
That's because I probably messed up the link.  Let me know if you see it.


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A dark corner of the icon shelf with St. Ephraim the Syrian and St. John the Russian accompanying the Nativity of Our Lord.
 

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No, still nothing showing up.  That's ok, I don't want to derail the thread with my technical difficulties!
 

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PorphyriosK said:
No, still nothing showing up.  That's ok, I don't want to derail the thread with my technical difficulties!
Do you have Privacy Badger or a similar add on enabled, by any chance?
 

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Ainnir said:
PorphyriosK said:
No, still nothing showing up.  That's ok, I don't want to derail the thread with my technical difficulties!
Do you have Privacy Badger or a similar add on enabled, by any chance?
No I just use an ordinary MacBook.
 

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PorphyriosK said:
Ainnir said:
PorphyriosK said:
No, still nothing showing up.  That's ok, I don't want to derail the thread with my technical difficulties!
Do you have Privacy Badger or a similar add on enabled, by any chance?
No I just use an ordinary MacBook.
I see.  Just a thought; it was blocking images on my browser.
 

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Ainnir said:
PorphyriosK said:
Ainnir said:
PorphyriosK said:
No, still nothing showing up.  That's ok, I don't want to derail the thread with my technical difficulties!
Do you have Privacy Badger or a similar add on enabled, by any chance?
No I just use an ordinary MacBook.
I see.  Just a thought; it was blocking images on my browser.
Thanks Ainnir. :)  Maybe when the site is updated, all pics will work for me.
 

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I read that we are supposed to keep religious literature in the icon corner.

Would this include:
1. Protestant or RC Bibles (eg. KJV and Douay-Rheims)? After all, it has been common to use the KJV in EO liturgies in the past.
2. EO DVDs and CDs (eg. parish centennial celebration DVDs)
3. Non-theological and non-Prayer EO books (eg. centennial parish books, monasteries' visitor guidebooks)
4. Non-EO Devotional literature (eg. Lutheran and RC devotionals and hymnals)
 
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