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An '''icon corner''' is the family's place of worship, also called the '''home [[altar]]'''.  The concept of the [[church]] of the home is an ancient Orthodox tradition, beginning in the first century. At this time there were no separate churches, so Christians would gather in private homes to worship.
  
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[[Icon]] corners are typically located in the north- or south-east corner of a room, or on an east-facing wall of the house, since East is the traditional direction for Orthodox [[prayer]]. 
  
==Articles about Icon Corners==
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== Contents ==
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*Icon of [[Christ]]
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*Icon of the [[Theotokos]]
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*Icon of the family's [[patron saint]]
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*Optional: Other icons such as those of saints of family members and significant church events
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*A [[cross]]
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*A prayer book
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*The [[Holy Scripture|Bible]]
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*Seasonal items:
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**First piece cut from the [[Vasilopita]] at the [[feast]] of St. [[Basil the Great|Basil]]
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**Holy water from the [[Theophany]] church sevice
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**Palms or pussy willows from the [[Palm Sunday]] service
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**Holy oil from the [[Holy Unction]] service on Holy Wednesday
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**Flowers from special services: Good Friday, etc.
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**[[Pascha]]l egg
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*Seal for [[prosphora|communion bread]]
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*[[Censer]] with [[incense]] and charcoal pellets
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*Light or [[candle]] ([[vigil lamp]])
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*Optional: [[Marriage]] crowns
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The perishable items should be eaten, distributed to the birds, or burnt if it is necessary to dispose of them.
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==Articles about icon corners==
 
*[http://holytrinity.orthodoxmission.org/2005/03/icon-corner.htm The Icon Corner] - by Subdeacon James Davis
 
*[http://holytrinity.orthodoxmission.org/2005/03/icon-corner.htm The Icon Corner] - by Subdeacon James Davis
 
*[http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/xc_home.aspx#corner Marriage and the Christian Home: The Icon Corner] - by Fr. Michael B. Henning
 
*[http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/xc_home.aspx#corner Marriage and the Christian Home: The Icon Corner] - by Fr. Michael B. Henning
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* [http://www.byzantines.net/prayer/prayerInHome.htm The Icon Corner] - A Byzantine Catholic source
 
* [http://www.byzantines.net/prayer/prayerInHome.htm The Icon Corner] - A Byzantine Catholic source
  
==Personal Accounts==
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==Personal accounts==
*[http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/OldWorldBasic/THE_ICON_CORNER.htm The Icon Corner - КР
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/OldWorldBasic/THE_ICON_CORNER.htm The Icon Corner - КР�?С�?ЫЙ УГОЛ]
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*[http://michael.doxos.net/icon-corner-asheville/ Todd Michael's Icon Corner] - See also the [http://raphael.doxos.com/comments.php?id=P1517_0_1_0 living room] and [http://raphael.doxos.com/comments.php?id=P1513_0_1_0 Raphael's Room]
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*[http://southern-orthodoxy.blogspot.com/2005/02/saints-in-family.html Fr. Joseph's Icon Corner]
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==Other photos==
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*[http://www.si.edu/oahp/russia/photos.htm Icon corner in a Russian peasant house]
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==See also==
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*[[Domestic church]]
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*[[Icons and Home Items]]
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*[[Vigil lamp]]
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*[[Icon Corners]] - Images of people's icon corners on OrthodoxWiki
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[[Category:Church Life]]
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[[Category:About Icons]]
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Latest revision as of 22:32, October 17, 2012

An icon corner in an American home

An icon corner is the family's place of worship, also called the home altar. The concept of the church of the home is an ancient Orthodox tradition, beginning in the first century. At this time there were no separate churches, so Christians would gather in private homes to worship.

Icon corners are typically located in the north- or south-east corner of a room, or on an east-facing wall of the house, since East is the traditional direction for Orthodox prayer.

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