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This is the iconostasis at Sts Cyril and Methodius in Fort Pierce, FL. (My parish) Here is a link to our facebook page.

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dbeuscher,

I fixed the FB link (img links don't work from FB as best I can tell). I was going to fix the link to the iconostasis as well, but couldn't find the photo on the FB page.

Many years,

Neil


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I find this rather odd. It seems like the iconostasis and altar are on a high school stage. Not sure if this is temporary, or if this actually was the church, this is from St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaTsnXyOhSo

Not sure where this is located, though.

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Addendum to my last post...

NOW I see why they are on a stage with a temporary iconostasis and chairs, etc... I think it was this St. Michael's. I forgot that it was this one: http://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/388464/Accidental_blaze_damages_St_Mi#Post388464

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To revive this thread, a particularly unusual icon screen from a Greek Catholic church in Romania:

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http://www.grecocatolicvlm.cif2.net/

The use of giant hands for Royal Doors is, to put it mildly, creepy!

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Especially since they look like the hands of Vlad Dracul reaching up from the grave. Is this parish near Castle Dracula?


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Originally Posted by Fr. Deacon Lance
Especially since they look like the hands of Vlad Dracul reaching up from the grave. Is this parish near Castle Dracula?


Well, at least we are back to the title of this thread. laugh

Weird, indeed!

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Originally Posted by Chtec
To revive this thread, a particularly unusual icon screen from a Greek Catholic church in Romania:

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http://www.grecocatolicvlm.cif2.net/

The use of giant hands for Royal Doors is, to put it mildly, creepy!

Fr. David


Hmm. Perhaps I might want to look at St. George's Romanian Cathedral or at least St. Helena's Romanian Byzantine Church to see what their iconostases are like. Sounds interesting.

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Back to this theme again. For the first time in my life I was amazed of the absence of taste and artistic intuition of an Italian!!! artist. This artist (her name is Lisa Gannerini) is not afraid to place her work into the main place in the middle (altar), makes an awful copy of the famous Rublev icon of the Trinity and surround her bacchanalia with copies of Giotto's masterpieces. I'd never thought before that Italians could create such a kitsch frown
Watch the first part of the video and have a rest to your eyes, enjoy the beauty of Giotto's paintings, because from the 2:20 minute you will be awaken... shocked and surprised.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B36JowhHQ0

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For all of her pedigree of artistic patronage, has the Roman Catholic Church fostered anything of artistic merit...by that I mean having merit according to secular tastes as well...since, I don't know, Baroque or Mannerism? I find this a real blot on her heritage. Of course, we have to bear in mind that some of what the secular realm considers art has in some ways been debased for some time, but not as long as the Roman Catholic Church's aesthetic losing streak. BTW, I do appreciate some modern art and architecture, but not all of this translates well to religious subjects or inculcates worship.

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The music was positively beautiful, angelic, heavenly--such beauty in worship can only be inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Can't say much about the art, other than the beautiful Giotto iconography.

The medieval period (Catholic) in art was mostly if not predominantly religious and in my opinion, it was a shining star...a period where one can actually 'feel' the holiness when walking through museums and churches done in this period's style.

Mark: I particularly like Gothic--I think it was a high period and shining star of religious aesthetic of the Catholic church. One can still feel awe when walking into a traditional Gothic cathedral.


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