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Re: Home altars
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2016, 09:13:39 PM »
One place to look is Ebay. I designed two and had them made. We imported one from England (andythorton.com). Also fynderskeepers.com has them from time to time. If you want to have one built, kingrichards.com does quality work, and I don't mean a cnc machine.
 

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 09:54:39 PM »
I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

What do you mean "festal"?
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2016, 05:03:12 AM »
Where can I get a kneeler for my bedroom shrine?

Just build one.
 
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2016, 12:18:17 PM »
My icon wall:



I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

That is very nice.  If you don't mind, what are the two reeds crossed over your icons?

Willow branches - my Ruthenian parish has them in addition to the palms. Palm trees weren't easy to come by in the Carpathian mountains and other Slavic territories, so willow branches were often used instead. The Slavs often call Palm Sunday "Flowery Sunday" for this reason.
Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy illumined by your coming, O Mother of God. Beholding your pure image we fervently cry to you: "Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection; deliver us from every form of evil by entreating Christ, your Son and our God that He may save our souls."
 
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2016, 12:28:27 PM »
I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

What do you mean "festal"?

Referring to the 12 Great Feasts and Pascha. The 12 feasts are (in order of the Byzantine ecclesiastical year) Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaltation of the Cross, Presentation of the Theotokos, Christmas, Theophany, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Annunciation, Palm Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost, Transfiguration, and Dormition of the Theotokos, with Pascha being the "Feast of Feasts." There are five other feasts celebrated as Great Feasts but not counted among the 12: the Protecting Veil of the Theotokos (Oct 1), the Circumcision, Nativity of the St. John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. In Church services, the icon of a feast is venerated with processions and incensations, in addition to devotional veneration as people pass by it.
Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy illumined by your coming, O Mother of God. Beholding your pure image we fervently cry to you: "Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection; deliver us from every form of evil by entreating Christ, your Son and our God that He may save our souls."
 
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2016, 01:23:57 PM »
My icon wall:

I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

I love how you have a vigil lamp in front of each icon. Very nice.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2016, 02:00:00 PM »
My icon wall:



I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

That is very nice.  If you don't mind, what are the two reeds crossed over your icons?

Willow branches - my Ruthenian parish has them in addition to the palms. Palm trees weren't easy to come by in the Carpathian mountains and other Slavic territories, so willow branches were often used instead. The Slavs often call Palm Sunday "Flowery Sunday" for this reason.

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2016, 04:28:48 PM »
I'm hoping to add a row of the festal icons and icons of each of our patron saints. The book stand is on top of my "liturgical bookshelf," so I have access to everything.

What do you mean "festal"?

Referring to the 12 Great Feasts and Pascha. The 12 feasts are (in order of the Byzantine ecclesiastical year) Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaltation of the Cross, Presentation of the Theotokos, Christmas, Theophany, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Annunciation, Palm Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost, Transfiguration, and Dormition of the Theotokos, with Pascha being the "Feast of Feasts." There are five other feasts celebrated as Great Feasts but not counted among the 12: the Protecting Veil of the Theotokos (Oct 1), the Circumcision, Nativity of the St. John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. In Church services, the icon of a feast is venerated with processions and incensations, in addition to devotional veneration as people pass by it.

Very neat.  Thank you!

Is this a big Eastern devotion?
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2016, 05:20:02 PM »
I don't know how many people have all of the festal icons - I just want them! They are a good way of talking about the feasts with the kiddos. I would like to get a separate stand for my books and use the current shelf-top stand to place the seasonal icon on.
Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy illumined by your coming, O Mother of God. Beholding your pure image we fervently cry to you: "Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection; deliver us from every form of evil by entreating Christ, your Son and our God that He may save our souls."
 
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2016, 03:05:18 PM »
Here is my Lady Altar, with an image of Our Lady of the Rosary. The image is currently in the chapel wherein we celebrate our traditional Masses, for the month of October.






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Re: Home altars
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2016, 07:59:10 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2016, 01:37:15 AM »
Here is my Lady Altar, with an image of Our Lady of the Rosary. The image is currently in the chapel wherein we celebrate our traditional Masses, for the month of October.






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Re: Home altars
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2016, 02:08:30 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

Amen.
My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.
They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2016, 02:16:21 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

Amen.
My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.

We too rescued a piece of Catholic art. It was in a small warehouse behind a Catholic shop. It is a four and half foot statue of the Sacred Heart Jesus. It is a Cadillac of Sacred Heart. Made by an artist who allowed only a few made with his mold and then he wrecked the mold. If I remember right, and it is stamped on the statue in the back, I think it is a DaPrada. 100 bucks. He is the heart and soul of our home and has been for 20 yrs. Thanks God!
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2016, 03:59:25 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

Amen.
My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.

We too rescued a piece of Catholic art. It was in a small warehouse behind a Catholic shop. It is a four and half foot statue of the Sacred Heart Jesus. It is a Cadillac of Sacred Heart. Made by an artist who allowed only a few made with his mold and then he wrecked the mold. If I remember right, and it is stamped on the statue in the back, I think it is a DaPrada. 100 bucks. He is the heart and soul of our home and has been for 20 yrs. Thanks God!

There's an indescribable feeling, having these holy objects, don't you think Carleendiane?  I can't explain it properly.
They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled
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