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Byzantine - Melkite Icons
#415112 02/21/16 08:00 PM
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Hello, Im looking to purchase a matching set of two icons. One of Jesus and one of the blessed mother. I want them about 10" or 12" with a small stand to place on a small table in my bedroom. Any good places online to buy from? I prefer a Byzantine /Melkite style vs Russian. Thanks so much, Tom

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Fr. Deacon Lance #415117 02/22/16 07:34 AM
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Very nice site. Thank you.

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Zahleweh #415120 02/22/16 11:05 AM
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Anyone else have any good sites?

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Zahleweh #415122 02/22/16 01:30 PM
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https://www.skete.com

They have icons in both Russian and Greek styles.

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Zahleweh #415124 02/22/16 06:29 PM
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www.dormitionskete.org

You don't have to accept their ecclesiology. They do work for churches whose ecclesiology is opposed to theirs too.



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Zahleweh #415131 02/23/16 09:59 AM
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I highly recommend http://orthodoxchristiansupply.com/

Their icon mounting process results in a better product. The only issue is that they don't have a "matching sets" section, but I suppose you could find one of each which you like and get them together.

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SwanOfEndlessTales #415163 02/24/16 02:13 PM
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my priest just got back to me. This is really nice: monasteryicons.com

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Zahleweh #415164 02/24/16 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Zahleweh
my priest just got back to me. This is really nice: monasteryicons.com


The website is run by some sort of new age cult. I would avoid them.

Their iconographic style also has a very sterile, production-line quality to it.

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Originally Posted by Zahleweh
my priest just got back to me. This is really nice: monasteryicons.com


The website is run by some sort of new age cult. I would avoid them.

Their iconographic style also has a very sterile, production-line quality to it.


You are right about the style. However, they look good quality but not pure byzantine, almost "Americanized". My Melkite church actually buys from them. LOL! They are kind of modern but the quality is good and the last fine. They are safe to buy from.

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Zahleweh #415166 02/24/16 03:00 PM
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*sigh* I realize many churches buy from this company, not knowing the group's background, but I would again implore you to buy icons from Catholic or Orthodox sources rather from this group. This article gives details as to what they're really like: http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/monasteryicons.aspx


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I like your source the best but cannot find a matching set. Thanks for the advice.

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Zahleweh #415169 02/24/16 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Zahleweh
my priest just got back to me. This is really nice: monasteryicons.com


The website is run by some sort of new age cult. I would avoid them.

Their iconographic style also has a very sterile, production-line quality to it.


You are right about the style. However, they look good quality but not pure byzantine, almost "Americanized". My Melkite church actually buys from them. LOL! They are kind of modern but the quality is good and the last fine. They are safe to buy from.

By buying from them you are supporting a New Age cult that doesn' t believe in what the are selling when you could be supporting faithful Catholics and Orthodox.


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Fr. Deacon Lance #415170 02/24/16 05:52 PM
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Thank you Deacon. I did not purchase anything from them. I am just being honest many icons in our catechism rooms are from there.

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