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Agabus said:
Not strictly Orthodox, but too good to pass up, the St. Benedict medal USB flash drive:

Why hasn't Hollywood used this kind of thing yet? I could totally see this (or more likely, a St. Anthony one) being used in a campy plot which requires some kind of exchange of information between spies. Naturally the spy receiving it is an atheist who has no use for such trinkets, but takes it out of respect, and through various scenes slowly realises that maybe religion and religious items aren't so useless as they thought, till they finally understand that their "salvation lies within" the object given to them.
 

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Asteriktos said:
Why hasn't Hollywood used this kind of thing yet? I could totally see this (or more likely, a St. Anthony one) being used in a campy plot which requires some kind of exchange of information between spies. Naturally the spy receiving it is an atheist who has no use for such trinkets, but takes it out of respect, and through various scenes slowly realises that maybe religion and religious items aren't so useless as they thought, till they finally understand that their "salvation lies within" the object given to them.
Andy Dufresne would like a word.
 

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RaphaCam said:
This thread has crossed all limits of cringeworthiness.
To throw kerosine on the fire:



I know it's a Catholic thing so I'll just call it Wester Rite schlock.
 

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An usage of the icons (some of them schlock icons) for the smartphone:
http://frbillmcnichols-sacredimages.com/shop/galaxy+cases







I can't understand that the author has no problems with the eyes of saints covered by the hole for the camera :eek:
 

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Dominika said:
An usage of the icons (some of them schlock icons) for the smartphone:
http://frbillmcnichols-sacredimages.com/shop/galaxy+cases
...

I can't understand that the author has no problems with the eyes of saints covered by the hole for the camera :eek:
Yeah, it's like NWO stuff.
 

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Agabus said:
LOL. So earnest it's almost Evangelical.


I'd like to see a red cap with the phrase ''Make Istambul Constantinople Again''.
 

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biro said:
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That would take quite some time to venerate them all.
Yeah, you'd have lip bruises by the end.  ;D
At least you would not have cut your chin shaving, which appears in that poster to have happened to the Theotokos due to the bizarre use of red icons on the right side of her chin.  What was the point of that?  They used almost as many red icons there as in depicting her lips.

At that, its better than these found by Dominika:

Dominika said:
An usage of the icons (some of them schlock icons) for the smartphone:
http://frbillmcnichols-sacredimages.com/shop/galaxy+cases







I can't understand that the author has no problems with the eyes of saints covered by the hole for the camera :eek:
These come across as making Our Lady look like a robot; actually I recall seeing a droid in one of the Star Wars films with that pattern of cameras as its face.  I feel like saying to the guy who designed those, “Do you actually look at your work or do you just create these products blindfolded?”  Actually they have the appearance of computer-designed products, of the sort you can have created, where your chosen image or logo gets randomly splashed across a diverse array of products (CafePress is responsible for some of these monstrosities).
 

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Alpha60 said:
At least you would not have cut your chin shaving, which appears in that poster to have happened to the Theotokos due to the bizarre use of red icons on the right side of her chin.  What was the point of that?  They used almost as many red icons there as in depicting her lips.
Nothing at all bizarre about the patch of red on the Mother of God's chin in the composite image. Ever heard of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God? Also known as Portaitissa/Of the Portal:mad: ::)
 

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LBK said:
Alpha60 said:
At least you would not have cut your chin shaving, which appears in that poster to have happened to the Theotokos due to the bizarre use of red icons on the right side of her chin.  What was the point of that?  They used almost as many red icons there as in depicting her lips.
Nothing at all bizarre about the patch of red on the Mother of God's chin in the composite image. Ever heard of the Iveron icon of the Mother of God? Also known as Portaitissa/Of the Portal:mad: ::)
I have a copy of it as my primary icon for venerating our Lord and Theotokos, which was the first icon I ever acquired in fact, at the Syriac Orthodox convention in 2013 shortly after my conversion.  I’ve never seen a version of that icon, or anything original, that looks like the massive open wound in the collage of icons linked to above.

My point is that in the collage, the wound was exaggerated to a ridiculous extent, to the point where it looks like someone kissed the icon while wearing a massive amount of lipstick.    They used almost as many red icons as tiles in depicting it as they did in depicting her lips, and of the same shade! 

What it does not look like, to me at least, is the blood-streaming wound that appeared on the icon when it was attacked by the Iconoclasts.  The red stain is in the wrong location, and is the wrong color.  Compare:

http://orthochristian.com/49458.html

Someone not familiar with Iveron would have no idea what that collage was trying to depict.  I think this is because they tried to form it using a collage of icons, rather than just painting a single icon according to tradition, which is the right way to do it.
 

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Alpha60 said:
My point is that in the collage, the wound was exaggerated to a ridiculous extent, to the point where it looks like someone kissed the icon while wearing a massive amount of lipstick.    They used almost as many red icons as tiles in depicting it as they did in depicting her lips, and of the same shade!
Nonsense. Spare us your verbal exaggerations. You've been caught out, and you don't like it. As for the location of the wound on the Mother of God's face, it can vary, depending on who has painted the icon. Sometimes it is on her cheek, sometimes on the chin. This does not detract from the meaning of the icon.
 

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Alpha60 said:
Dominika said:
Holy Serbia

Is that a seatbelt buckle???  :eek:
Yep.
I must add that I wrote "Serbia" as I'd found it on Serbian page, however the picture itself is from Russia.
 

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A costume "papas orthodoxos" (but see even the title of the link):

http://www.costumes.gr/apokriatikes-stoles/index.php?sw=9&detail=212501&Religious-Devils-costumes-Priest.html

Edit: some other stuff for "Halloween"
http://www.1000costumes.com/greek-folklore/index.php?sw=92&detail=644053&GreekNationalHolidays-Papaflessas.html
http://www.1000costumes.com/greek-folklore/index.php?sw=92&detail=644068&GreekNationalHolidays-Pal.patronGermanos.html
 

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I love that the guy has the most ironic, punchable facial expression ever.

Is Halloween a big thing in Greece? Is it just an American import or is there some historical folk stuff?
 

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Edited to resize only - Agabus.
 

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Kind of funny, Google Reverse Image search suggests the tag "sad man" (I know it's Arsenie Boca).

Resize tags are "Img Height (or Width)=number" if you didn't know.
 

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As I recall, Boca was pretty aggressively antisemitic (and without the weakly plausible deniability of St. John Chrysostom or St. Nikolai Velimirovic). Maybe I'm misremembering, though.
 

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Heh, my girlfriend has a BW photo of Arsenie Boca on her bookshelf. What's your opinion of him augustin?
 

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I had heard that Fr Arsenie taught reincarnation and other weird stuff. EDIT moving this to another thread...
 

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RobS said:
Heh, my girlfriend has a BW photo of Arsenie Boca on her bookshelf. What's your opinion of him augustin?
he’s omnipresent. But especially on bus boards . His popularity though is the result of a banal but deliberate marketing campaign by some orthodox institutions. It’s a long story but it has been thoroughly investigated a few years ago.
https://youtu.be/88ujv4s74d0
 

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Never heard of him. Guess that's a good thing.
 

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I must confess I don't know anything about this picture but its schlock all right:

 

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I like Uncut Mountain's stuff, but some of the new shirts strike me as kind of schlock-ish.


 

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Sampson said:
I like Uncut Mountain's stuff, but some of the new shirts strike me as kind of schlock-ish.


The first one defeats its own purpose, if you think about it.
The second one is schlock because it's a blatant Death to the World ripoff :D
 

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Reminds me too much of the t-shirts you get in sectarian bookstores, e.g. Lifeway Christian bookstore.  An icon on a t-shirt is only slightly better than this.
 

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Maybe I have a bad taste, but I like both.
 

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Dominika said:
Maybe I have a bad taste, but I like both.
I like the second one, but I don't wear white tops.

(On the other hand, tees with Orthodox stuff in Cyrillic or Arabic script, I totally would.)
 

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Dominika said:
Maybe I have a bad taste, but I like both.
The upper one is silly — "Look at me! I'm humble!" while the second one is too busy visually.

But you're allowed to like things other people don't like. 
 

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Arachne said:
Dominika said:
Maybe I have a bad taste, but I like both.
I like the second one, but I don't wear white tops.

(On the other hand, tees with Orthodox stuff in Cyrillic or Arabic script, I totally would.)
"You probably don't even understand it.  It's the "Our Father" prayer in traditional script.  Now off with you."
 
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