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St Therese Holy Icon in Russicum seminarian's chapel

The iconostasis at Our Lady of Fatima Byzantine Church in SF was fashioned, I've been told by a number of people, after the iconostasis in Russicum seminarian's chapel [carmelitereview.org]. It has a western saint on it, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux for this reason. Recent posts about the Russicum prompted one of our parishioners to share a photo of the Saint Thérèse icon on the Russicum iconostatis.
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Hmmm, I included also the St Therese Holy Icon from our iconostasis at OLF but apparently something happened and it's not showing up here...

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Slava Isusu Khrystu!

That is a beautiful icon. I have seen the original in Rome when I visited the Russicum back in the 1990's. It truly was a blessed trip.

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Originally Posted by likethethief
The iconostasis at Our Lady of Fatima Byzantine Church in SF was fashioned, I've been told by a number of people, after the iconostasis in Russicum seminarian's chapel [carmelitereview.org]. It has a western saint on it, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux for this reason. Recent posts about the Russicum prompted one of our parishioners to share a photo of the Saint Thérèse icon on the Russicum iconostatis.

Yes, that icon is shown here. [stmichaelruscath.org]

Also, there are two photos online (here [vselenskiy.narod.ru] and here [vselenstvo.narod.ru]) of the Russicum chapel. The icon of Saint Thérèse is on the far right.

The iconographer was Gregorij Pavlovich Maltzeff [maltzeff.blogspot.com].

The chapel he created for the summer residence of the Russicum was recently restored:

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griego catolico

Grazie mille! Those videos really brought tears to my eyes. I can tell you our prishoners will be very pleased with this additional material! Again, thank you!

It's also interesting that the information on iconographer Gregorij highlighted his commission to paint Francesco, the patron saint of our fair city. I was just at the Shrine of St. Francis and the wonderful Porziuncola Nuova [knightsofsaintfrancis.com] on Wed. for the Latin Church's celebration of the Feast of the IC.. Our own pastor Fr Eugene is himself a Franciscan OFM, We celebrated a Panikhida at the Porziuncola Nuova [tinyurl.com] on their Feast of All Souls a year ago.

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Originally Posted by likethethief
Hmmm, I included also the St Therese Holy Icon from our iconostasis at OLF but apparently something happened and it's not showing up here...

Previously, I had posted photos of OLF which included the iconostasis with the icon of Saint Therese. You can see it here.

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You're welcome!

I forgot to mention that copies of the Russicum icon of St. Thérèse have been previously available for purchase in Lisieux.

I recall someone posting at another site of purchasing a copy of the icon at a gift shop near the basilica of St. Thérèse

I did find a website for a gift shop in Lisieux that did sell copies of the icon, but I am no longer able to find the site.

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A friend of mine came back from a pilgrimage to France and she was able to find for me in a gift shop in Lisieux the Russicum icon of Saint Thérèse. It looks like this: http://www.asonimage.fr/I-Grande-1672-sainte-therese.net.jpg

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Dear Griego,

This reminds me of an article I found on an UOC-MP website that attacked something a UOC-KP parish was doing.

The KP parish website had an article on St Clare of Assisi and the MP site basically affirmed that, "See people, those KP-ers are promoting veneration of a Western saint etc."

In fact, both St Therese and St Clare (and other Western Catholic saints) have been favourites among many Orthodox, especially the Russian Orthodox diaspora in France where the penitential devotion of La Salette also became popular among them.

New Skete continues to publish icons of both St Francis and St Clare (last time I looked) and they have yet to be excoriated for that by anyone.

And in the Western Rite of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Catholic Book of Common Prayer they publish have all sorts of Western post-schism saints in its calendar where it is stipulated that public veneration of these is possible with the approval and blessing of the local bishop.

There is something about St Therese that transcends our earthly ecclesial walls of separation.

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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
In fact, both St Therese and St Clare (and other Western Catholic saints) have been favourites among many Orthodox, especially the Russian Orthodox diaspora in France where the penitential devotion of La Salette also became popular among them...There is something about St Therese that transcends our earthly ecclesial walls of separation.
Helene Iswolsky writes about it in her book, Light before Dusk: A Russian Catholic in France. She was surprised to see many Russian Orthodox Christians having images of Saint Thérèse alongside their icons. Then there is the acount of the Russian taxi-driver who ran out of gas while driving on a lonely road. After praying to Saint Thérèse, he found the gas tank miraculously full!

Father Alexander Elchaninov, a Russian Orthodox priest in France, recommended his people read about the life of Saint Thérèse.

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Thank you Griego for that heart-warming post!

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It is a nice icon. Patron saint of my late sister, definitely an icon that I should really have in my home somewhere.

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I would love to know where to obtain a copy of this icon, short of going to France or Italy.

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I would love to know where to obtain a copy of this icon, short of going to France or Italy.

Not sure. Might have to open up Bing, Google, or Yahoo, etc... in order to find a legitimate online source for where to buy one.

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Originally Posted by emily13
I would love to know where to obtain a copy of this icon, short of going to France or Italy.

Not sure. Might have to open up Bing, Google, or Yahoo, etc... in order to find a legitimate online source for where to buy one.

There is this French online store [asonimage.fr] where one can purchase the icon of St. Thérèse.

There is also this beautiful tryptich icon [traditions-monastiques.com] available for purchase here [traditions-monastiques.com]. Variations of the triptych can be found here [traditions-monastiques.com].
The icon of Saint Thérèse is from the iconostasis [mgce.uz.ua] of the Russicum chapel and the icons of Christ and the Theotokos are from the main iconostasis [mgce.uz.ua] of Saint Anthony the Abbout Russian Catholic Church in Rome.



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