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Alveus Lacuna said:
Too many good ones to post:

http://www.olgalaxy.com/icons
Lol!!

On Sts. Coffee and Chocolate, I'm guessing St. Chocolate is the chubby one?  And who's the deity in the sky?  Abba Mocha?
 

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I have a small icon of that. :)
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Dominika said:
What all is it supposed to mean?
My guess is that the faces are some kind of statement about Christ as Preincarnate Wisdom.
 

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Volnutt said:
Porter ODoran said:
Dominika said:
What all is it supposed to mean?
My guess is that the faces are some kind of statement about Christ as Preincarnate Wisdom.
I think it's called the All-Seeing Eye, it must be some sort of reference to the omnipotence of God. I want to know why the disc face has four eyes. It's downright horrifying.
 

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FatherGiryus said:
Amatorus said:
Dominika said:
CREEPY
Canada is creepy.  I have a feeling that's why my ancestors emigrated from there.  Of course, they ended up in New Orleans...
Oh, you're a Cajun?  I had a very good Cajun friend who owned a rather nice restaurant.  I very much like all things "Acadian" except for rhe  music.  :p
 

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HaydenTE said:
Volnutt said:
Porter ODoran said:
Dominika said:
What all is it supposed to mean?
My guess is that the faces are some kind of statement about Christ as Preincarnate Wisdom.
I think it's called the All-Seeing Eye, it must be some sort of reference to the omnipotence of God. I want to know why the disc face has four eyes. It's downright horrifying.
I dunno, I kinda like it. It's like a trippy album cover. I mean, it's not an icon, but it is kind of interesting.
 

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wgw said:
FatherGiryus said:
Amatorus said:
Dominika said:
CREEPY
Canada is creepy.  I have a feeling that's why my ancestors emigrated from there.  Of course, they ended up in New Orleans...
Oh, you're a Cajun?  I had a very good Cajun friend who owned a rather nice restaurant.  I very much like all things "Acadian" except for rhe  music.  :p
Cajuns would never have an icon like this.

They'd have a super blue statue in a grotto in the front yard and a painting of The Virgin's Island at Pierre Part in the living room with little schlocky statues on the kitchen sink and a painting of the Immaculate Heart somewhere in the house.
 

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Martyrdom of st. Stephan (maybe it's no schlock, but just strange?...)
 

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Dominika said:
Martyrdom of st. Stephan (maybe it's no schlock, but just strange?...)
I'm not understanding the gaping hole underneath St. Stephen.  I also don't get why the people stoning are painted black, like demons.  The painter also really wanted to depict them filled with hate.

Some normal depictions:
 

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I wont post it because I don't have an image, and we will probably be burning it soon...

But our parish had a framed icon, painted in an extremely western style, that was of the Archangel Michael holding a sword, with Satan at his feet. The major problem with it, is that it depicts Satan, unmistakably as an African man with the stereotypical broad nose, broad forehead etc...

Nevertheless, we are getting rid of it.
 

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88Devin12 said:
I wont post it because I don't have an image, and we will probably be burning it soon...

But our parish had a framed icon, painted in an extremely western style, that was of the Archangel Michael holding a sword, with Satan at his feet. The major problem with it, is that it depicts Satan, unmistakably as an African man with the stereotypical broad nose, broad forehead etc...

Nevertheless, we are getting rid of it.
Lord have mercy.
 

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Volnutt said:
88Devin12 said:
I wont post it because I don't have an image, and we will probably be burning it soon...

But our parish had a framed icon, painted in an extremely western style, that was of the Archangel Michael holding a sword, with Satan at his feet. The major problem with it, is that it depicts Satan, unmistakably as an African man with the stereotypical broad nose, broad forehead etc...

Nevertheless, we are getting rid of it.
Lord have mercy.
I would not at all defend such an icon but it is not uncommon to see references to demons as appearing "Ethiopian" in a lot of old Christian literature.
 

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Iconodule said:
Volnutt said:
88Devin12 said:
I wont post it because I don't have an image, and we will probably be burning it soon...

But our parish had a framed icon, painted in an extremely western style, that was of the Archangel Michael holding a sword, with Satan at his feet. The major problem with it, is that it depicts Satan, unmistakably as an African man with the stereotypical broad nose, broad forehead etc...

Nevertheless, we are getting rid of it.
Lord have mercy.
I would not at all defend such an icon but it is not uncommon to see references to demons as appearing "Ethiopian" in a lot of old Christian literature.
Can an Ethiopian change his skin?

But, this thread has suffered enough derails over the years lol.
 

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After 61 pages, I'm amazed that the word icon is still being discussed in the thread!  :p
 

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It's schlock, but I like it:
 

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Is this a Holy Family icon depicting them as Arabs? Probably historically accurate, but I would call it "good schlock". It's creative, but not for church, definitely.
 

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ilyazhito said:
Is this a Holy Family icon depicting them as Arabs? Probably historically accurate, but I would call it "good schlock". It's creative, but not for church, definitely.
Palestinians, precisely.
 

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ilyazhito said:
Is this a Holy Family icon depicting them as Arabs? Probably historically accurate, but I would call it "good schlock". It's creative, but not for church, definitely.
How is that historically accurate? The Arabs hadn't left their peninsula yet.
 

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Must be a Roman Catholic hippie image.

I will not repost it.
 

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NicholasMyra said:
orthonorm said:
Porter ODoran said:
This a neighbor of yours?
It's Shane's apotheosis!
Ur likely right. Porter has likely drank from his red cup tho. If not neighbors by land deed, then by spirit certainly.
 
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Must be a Roman Catholic hippie image.

I will not repost it.
You hate the Catholic Church like a boyfriend hating his ex. Get over the break already. The Church moved on, and you should too. :)
 

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I think he was trying to make him look a bit more like the western 'St. Nick', with all the presents and the snow.
 

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HaydenTE said:
It's not an icond. He does not have a halo for example. It's a postcard and IMO better than those with actual icons.
 

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No, he does have a halo It just sort of blends into the background. And I know it's not all that bad. I just found it a little too kitsch.
 

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HaydenTE said:
Me: ".......but I didn't need a Rooster for Christmas......"
St. Nicholas: "....*guilty look*....."
 
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