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Old Jun 26, '12, 7:27 pm
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The Three Pillars of Orthodoxy, interesting choice. I sometimes wonder if Eastern Catholics feel comfortable venerating this icon, considering its inclusion of Mark of Ephesus, and what the icon generally means to Orthodox Christians.
I don't see why not
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Old Jun 26, '12, 7:42 pm
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For me it's the Miraculous Hawaiian Iveron Icon...



A close second might be this one with Melchizedek, St. John Vianney, and Christ the High Priest...

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Old Jun 27, '12, 6:08 am
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Why on earth would you want to do that???



In answer to the op, I have so many "favorite" icons, I couldn't choose just one. And it varies with what's going on in my life.
Why would I not?

We have been given the ability to carry beautiful marks on our body, and the ability to hold reminders that can not be taken away like a rosary or a medallion. I will always be reminded of my walk, and of the reason I walk this path. The artist will have the amazing experience of creating that work, and when I die and am being prepared for that last dressing, my funeral director will be reminded that there is the hope and trust of our Lord risen.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 6:24 am
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Why would I not?

We have been given the ability to carry beautiful marks on our body, and the ability to hold reminders that can not be taken away like a rosary or a medallion. I will always be reminded of my walk, and of the reason I walk this path. The artist will have the amazing experience of creating that work, and when I die and am being prepared for that last dressing, my funeral director will be reminded that there is the hope and trust of our Lord risen.
Beautifully said! I, personally, don't have any tattoos and will probably never get any, but if I were to get one it would be of something related to my faith. It would something along the lines of an icon, the rosary, etc.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 8:46 am
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Why would I not?

We have been given the ability to carry beautiful marks on our body, and the ability to hold reminders that can not be taken away like a rosary or a medallion. I will always be reminded of my walk, and of the reason I walk this path. The artist will have the amazing experience of creating that work, and when I die and am being prepared for that last dressing, my funeral director will be reminded that there is the hope and trust of our Lord risen.
Yes, beautifully said. However....better you than me ! I'm not sure a tattoo on our bodies is the most appropriate place for an icon, just as I don't think they're totally appropriate on a mug or a t-shirt. But...that's just me .

Given the extremely high esteem with which we hold icons in the Eastern Church in particular, if I were considering tattooing an icon on my body, I'd first seek the counsel of my priest. Not *necessarily* his permission, but at the very least his counsel. But, again...that's just me .

My understanding, perhaps faulty, is that at least in Orthodoxy (and most probably Eastern Catholicism, too, in particular the Ruthenian rescension), tattoos in general are frowned upon. Maybe someone else can confirm this or correct me if I'm wrong.

Whatever you choose to do, may you do it for the Glory of God and in prayer!

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p.s.--I'll admit that, coming from a Jewish background, I have a "built-in" bias against tattoos, even when and if I can admire the sometimes beautiful artwork.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 11:08 am
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Why would I not?
Have you considered this: "First of all, there is a direct and clear prohibition of this in Holy Scripture. In the third book of the bible, Leviticus, we read the following: Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon: I am the Lord (19:28)."?

That's taken from an article that can be found here:http://www.stgeorgehermitage.org/tattoos.html, which I highly recommend to you.

I realize it's from an Orthodox point of view, but Leviticus belongs to the *whole* of Christianity, as well as to Judaism. I can see no reason at all why an Eastern Catholic pov would differ in any significant manner from what's expressed there.

But...it's a free country, and it's *your* back (Major **ouch** )
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Old Jun 27, '12, 11:26 am
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And here's one of my most favorite icons:

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Old Jun 28, '12, 7:37 am
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Wow, lots of folks concerned about my tattoo! Here, I don't want to muddy up this topic:
http://forums.catholic.com/showthrea...02#post9460902
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Old Jun 28, '12, 7:51 am
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Have you considered this: "First of all, there is a direct and clear prohibition of this in Holy Scripture. In the third book of the bible, Leviticus, we read the following: Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon: I am the Lord (19:28)."?

Ye shall keep my statutes. [...] neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee. (Leviticus 19:19)

I wonder what fabrics your cloths are made of.
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Old Jun 28, '12, 8:03 am
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Old Jun 28, '12, 8:06 am
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This one is nice too.

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Old Jun 28, '12, 7:16 pm
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This is a tough one to answer. To be honest, however, my favorite would have to be the Theotokos of Vladmir.


My favorite rendition is one that was done by a personal friend of mine. Although it doesn't follow all the canons regarding iconography strictly to the "t", I cannot help but be moved by it, and I love it all the same.
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