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I found them through a reference on the Antiochian Orthodox website and ordered a pair for Christmas. The icons I received are very high quality!

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I have used Monastery Icons. They have a lot of Western saints also made into icons which I love

Keep in mind, I am eastern catholic, so I have a connection with the west that is more than spiritual, hence a devotion to some of the western saints.

But I do love the list above--and would like to find more eastern--especially st Athanasius.
 
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I just looked back. Couldn't disagree more

First, they cannot sell blessed objects, that is simony.

Second, I had them all placed on the altar at Liturgy and Father had no issue where they came from.

Third, if anything they are a large corp that sells mass--yes your not getting the original painting with the spirituality but those cost a lot.

Fourth, there is no reason, the traditions of the east can be shared with the west---I see how many times we are enraged of latinizations, here is a way to share our traditions with many holy saints---such as st Thomas Aquinas, st Ignatius of Loyola or St Teresa of Avila or St Patrick etc.

They are saints of the universal and apostolic church
 
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Fourth, there is no reason, the traditions of the east can be shared with the west---I see how many times we are enraged of latinizations, here is a way to share our traditions with many holy saints---such as st Thomas Aquinas, st Ignatius of Loyola or St Teresa of Avila or St Patrick etc.

They are saints of the universal and apostolic church


Yes on St. Patrick / Sant Padrig .
Good 5th Cent. Welsh boy. ;)
 
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I want to warn everybody away from ordering from St Joseph School For Boys. We recently discovered that they have been using many of my images without permission (using the Wayback Machine I discovered at least one of my images being used since 2011 without permission). They have also been using one of Julia's icons(known to TAWers as ikonographics) without permission and several other iconographers I know. They claim to have a database of thousands of icons from which to make prints, and I suspect that the bulk of them are images they have no rights to. I have made it my policy not to watermark my icons because I want people to be able to see them clearly on the internet, and to even be able to print them out for personal use if they need them but can't afford icons. But there is a difference between personal use and theft for profit. We are in the process of dealing with this situation in conjunction with some of my brother and sister iconographers, but I want people to be aware. This should serve as a wake up call for anyone ordering icons online, if you suspect that a business doesn't have the rights to sell an icon, please find out before ordering.
 
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Thanks for that warning !!

As you say - this unauthorised use for sale and their personal profit is indeed theft. I have one of Ikonographic's Icons - the Guardian Angel and I treasure it. I do know where 3 others of hers are - and they are greatly appreciated
 
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Dear friends, its my first time here on C.F. :)

I see that many of the websites doesn't ship icons outside US and Canada. Which of these websites sends to South America ?

Hi! If you're wanting hand painted icons I'll send them anywhere. PM me if you want more info.
 
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Monastery Icons are spiritually dangerous and are an affront to Christ. They are a mockery of Orthodox iconography and are not written in a manner consistent with the teaching of the church. The precedence to burn heretical and sacrilegous things goes much further back than St. Nicholas of Japan. Why don't you examine how the early church handled matters.

If someone I respected said that of my pictures I would take them into the garden and burn them myself.
 
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Hello everybody,

We sell high-quality hand-painted and handmade Byzantine Orthodox icons which are exact copies of famous antique originals.

This icons were made by an artists with pray in monasteries of Cyprus and Greece using traditional iconography technique (handmade on canvas and set on gold background) and placed for 40 days in monastery's church iconostasis for gaining the grace of God.

You can find us here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/serec.vladi/m.html?item=252148780212&hash=item3ab53d0cb4:g:qY8AAOSw9mFWM2Hx&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
We renew our list every 7 days.

Please look at some of them.
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