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Seeking Small/Miniature Lampada

Alveus Lacuna

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I am looking for a small lampada to hang in front of an icon of the mystical supper in my dining room. The icon is a decent size, but a "normal" sized lampada is too big for the space. I have on occasion been in people's houses that had a kind of "teacup" or small sized lampada, usually Russian I think, and this is just what I need. Does anyone on here have one I can purchase from them, or can you all post some links to ones available for purchase that are not too gaudy or cheap looking? Thanks for any help.
 

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Alveus Lacuna said:
I am looking for a small lampada to hang in front of an icon of the mystical supper in my dining room. The icon is a decent size, but a "normal" sized lampada is too big for the space. I have on occasion been in people's houses that had a kind of "teacup" or small sized lampada, usually Russian I think, and this is just what I need. Does anyone on here have one I can purchase from them, or can you all post some links to ones available for purchase that are not too gaudy or cheap looking? Thanks for any help.
Many of the ecclesiastical wares which come from Greek suppliers are of quality varying from questionable to unusable. I hear Russian stuff tends to be better-made.
 

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LBK said:
Many of the ecclesiastical wares which come from Greek suppliers are of quality varying from questionable to unusable.
Absolutely!  It is sad.
 

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If you are tight on money; want one right now and don't want to wait for shipping, you could run down to walmart and pick up a drop candle holder, an ornate chain and outdoor plant hook.





 

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IXOYE said:
LBK said:
Many of the ecclesiastical wares which come from Greek suppliers are of quality varying from questionable to unusable.
Absolutely!  It is sad.
I've never been disappointed by Panagiotis Nioras' Scent of Byzantium wares (link is to their ebay storefront because it's easier to navigate than their original site). Shipping from Greece takes time, and stuff is not cheap, but there's enough variety that you may find something suitable.
 

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Arachne said:
IXOYE said:
LBK said:
Many of the ecclesiastical wares which come from Greek suppliers are of quality varying from questionable to unusable.
Absolutely!  It is sad.
I've never been disappointed by Panagiotis Nioras' Scent of Byzantium wares (link is to their ebay storefront because it's easier to navigate than their original site). Shipping from Greece takes time, and stuff is not cheap, but there's enough variety that you may find something suitable.
Thank you, Arachne!  I have often come across Panagiotis Nioras' ebay site and the main website, but shipping seemed a little high and I had no reference as to the quality of their wares until now.
 

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Here are some sites I've found:

http://www.easterngiftshop.com/Category/VigilLamp

https://www.archangelsbooks.com/products.asp?cat=Hanging+Lampadas

http://www.easternchristiansupply.biz/-#supplies/c37/c96/c70

These are small, but really expensive:
http://nwbstudios.com/products/vigil_lamps.html
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
88Devin12 said:
These are small, but really expensive:
http://nwbstudios.com/products/vigil_lamps.html
$775!   Wow!  They ARE expensive.

You can make something similar, albeit less ornate, with materials found in any decent Home Depot.  I have such a lamp hanging in front of the icon in my living room. 
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
LizaSymonenko said:
88Devin12 said:
These are small, but really expensive:
http://nwbstudios.com/products/vigil_lamps.html
$775!   Wow!  They ARE expensive.

You can make something similar, albeit less ornate, with materials found in any decent Home Depot.  I have such a lamp hanging in front of the icon in my living room. 
you could go into the lamp making business. Sell to people here on oc.net mor
 

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$775 for that?? Even if it were solid sterling silver, that's far too expensive. It isn't even a "cup" shape, which is more difficult to manufacture, it's simply a pressed/stamped strip which has been curved and joined, with fins joined to it to attach the chains. Quite straightforward for a metal shop to make.

You can make something similar, albeit less ornate, with materials found in any decent Home Depot.
Indeed.

The church I attend has twenty-five hanging lamps in the nave. Only three came from church supply outlets. The rest were made over the years from various items, and, in most cases, the finished lamps and their chains were then gold-plated. Most of the lamps over the icons of the iconostasis were made from modified brass bedknobs, which have a "twist" pattern, a couple are made from light galleries. They are simple, but as beautiful as any lamp from a church supplier, and much sturdier. They've served their purpose for more than sixty years, and with simple maintenance, will last indefinitely.
 

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jewish voice said:
Mor Ephrem said:
LizaSymonenko said:
88Devin12 said:
These are small, but really expensive:
http://nwbstudios.com/products/vigil_lamps.html
$775!   Wow!  They ARE expensive.

You can make something similar, albeit less ornate, with materials found in any decent Home Depot.  I have such a lamp hanging in front of the icon in my living room. 
you could go into the lamp making business. Sell to people here on oc.net mor
Genius!
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
88Devin12 said:
These are small, but really expensive:
http://nwbstudios.com/products/vigil_lamps.html
$775!   Wow!  They ARE expensive.

I'm astonished by the price. Last summer I bought in Belgrade a pretty lampada (kandilo in Serbian) as a wedding gift for my Polish Orthodox friends and it was just....  20-25 euros (in Poland it would be much more expensive, for sure). And it was a certificated patriarchal shop. So it's cheaper go to Serbian and buy the stuff than ordering the one above :p

Edit: I've found a link presenting the lamps in very modest prices, but I don't think they're so beautiful and don't know if it may be sent to US http://www.crkveniproizvodi.com/146/Stona-kucna-kandila.html
 

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I have no idea why the lamps in that site are so expensive. I know they make it themselves, and they base it off of historical precedents. But $775 for something like that is really nuts.

I love both the more "modern" gold/bronze lampadas and the iron/bronze ancient ones. But I don't see why the simpler ones based on ancient precedents would cost so much more than the gold/bronze ones that are extremely ornate.

My church has two lampadas for sale in our bookstore, one is for around $65 and the other is $85. Both are far more ornate and complex than that $775 one, and I think they are bronze.

The products I love from New World Byzantine Studios are:

http://nwbstudios.com/chandeliers/byzantine-cross-chandelier.html

http://nwbstudios.com/chandeliers/choros.html

But i have no clue why they should be so expensive, being much more simple than complex bronze/gold ones.
 

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Those lamps are for people with Hyperdox Convertitis.

'You just HAVE to have a lampada in your icon corner for things to be -right-, and you want to be properly Orthodox now don't you?'
 

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I cheated.

I worry about leaving a lit flame when nobody is home.

So......I got an electric one.


$27

Works like a charm....and I can see my icons even in the dead of night.
 

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DeniseDenise said:
Those lamps are for people with Hyperdox Convertitis.

'You just HAVE to have a lampada in your icon corner for things to be -right-, and you want to be properly Orthodox now don't you?'
Wait, people with lampadas at home are hyperdox converts?
 

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Having Lampadas at home is nothing.  I collect priests vesrments and liturgical books as a hobby.  I have a full Byzantine set from the Ukraine, several Roman chasubles, a bizarre mitre of Old Believer origin, and am awaiting two vestments from Pulickal Brothers.  I loan and give my vestments away to needy priests in my area, so it's a charitable hobby.  The liturgical books are mine and mine alone, however; I have chosen them to be buried with me for my use in the second life.*  These include a Triodion, Supplement to the Triodion,a. Further supplement, a Pentecostarion, a Festal memaion and a Nassar five pounder on the Byzantine side, a standard a Euchologion and Deacons Service book on the Syriac side, a Euchologion, Agpeya and a beautifully bound collection of Holy Week Services somewhat better arranged than the Triodion on the Coptic side, plus some BCPs, a Tridentine Missal, and the Liturgy of Addai and Mari in English and East Syriac.

*I am not actually a believer in the ancient Egyptian religion and have no wish to be mummified.  However, I will say Id love to write a story about an evil worshipper of the old Gods, perhaps Seth, posing as a Coptic Priest, until he is rooted out by the heroic bishop.
 

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Alveus Lacuna said:
DeniseDenise said:
Those lamps are for people with Hyperdox Convertitis.

'You just HAVE to have a lampada in your icon corner for things to be -right-, and you want to be properly Orthodox now don't you?'
Wait, people with lampadas at home are hyperdox converts?
No. People with 800 dollar ones. That look rather like ones that are not 800 dollars.  ;)
 

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wgw said:
Having Lampadas at home is nothing.  I collect priests vesrments and liturgical books as a hobby.  I have a full Byzantine set from the Ukraine, several Roman chasubles, a bizarre mitre of Old Believer origin, and am awaiting two vestments from Pulickal Brothers.  I loan and give my vestments away to needy priests in my area, so it's a charitable hobby.  The liturgical books are mine and mine alone, however; I have chosen them to be buried with me for my use in the second life.*  These include a Triodion, Supplement to the Triodion,a. Further supplement, a Pentecostarion, a Festal memaion and a Nassar five pounder on the Byzantine side, a standard a Euchologion and Deacons Service book on the Syriac side, a Euchologion, Agpeya and a beautifully bound collection of Holy Week Services somewhat better arranged than the Triodion on the Coptic side, plus some BCPs, a Tridentine Missal, and the Liturgy of Addai and Mari in English and East Syriac.

*I am not actually a believer in the ancient Egyptian religion and have no wish to be mummified.  However, I will say Id love to write a story about an evil worshipper of the old Gods, perhaps Seth, posing as a Coptic Priest, until he is rooted out by the heroic bishop.
I'm having a "yikes!" moment...
 

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wgw said:
Having Lampadas at home is nothing.  I collect priests vesrments and liturgical books as a hobby.  I have a full Byzantine set from the Ukraine, several Roman chasubles, a bizarre mitre of Old Believer origin, and am awaiting two vestments from Pulickal Brothers.  I loan and give my vestments away to needy priests in my area, so it's a charitable hobby.  The liturgical books are mine and mine alone, however; I have chosen them to be buried with me for my use in the second life.*  These include a Triodion, Supplement to the Triodion,a. Further supplement, a Pentecostarion, a Festal memaion and a Nassar five pounder on the Byzantine side, a standard a Euchologion and Deacons Service book on the Syriac side, a Euchologion, Agpeya and a beautifully bound collection of Holy Week Services somewhat better arranged than the Triodion on the Coptic side, plus some BCPs, a Tridentine Missal, and the Liturgy of Addai and Mari in English and East Syriac.

*I am not actually a believer in the ancient Egyptian religion and have no wish to be mummified.  However, I will say Id love to write a story about an evil worshipper of the old Gods, perhaps Seth, posing as a Coptic Priest, until he is rooted out by the heroic bishop.
Have you heard of Jakub Wędrowycz*?

unfortunately no idea whether books about him were translated into English but it's a good read
 

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ZealousZeal said:
Alveus- I don't know if you found what you were looking for but I found this yesterday:

http://m.shopwildthings.com/hacaho3setof.html

It's very simple and the price is good. :p I just ordered two, I'm curious to see them when they get here.
Update, since I finally got around to installing these. I used the hanging candle holders linked above, plus these hooks from Lowe's, and made for myself two lampadas:



All together, each lampada was less than $10 and I'm pretty happy with it.
 
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