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About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 3/3

If we love the saints, especially the holy ones who

have walked among us in our lands, would we not

similarly wish to preserve and beautify their labours

of love for the Lord?


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* What do You think about this story?

* Was this a good way to explain respecting

the Holy Icons in Orthodox Christian tradition?

* Please feel free to leave a comment.


(CLICK HERE to find “About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 1/3″ and HERE for Part 2/3)


25. September 2010. - Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , ,


  1. So you believe that you are actually capable of helping Jesus Christ, the Son of God save your sinful soul? At some level that makes you comparable to Him in goodness. 🙂

    “But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnessess are like filthy rags;” Isaiah 64:6

    Comment by Daniel Schilling | 14. October 2010. | Reply

  2. Since we do not agree in our attitudes, I would just like to share this link with you.

    Comment by Joyful Violet | 17. October 2010. | Reply

  3. Thanks for sharing this video. It is very powerful.

    Having said that, I still disagree. If you will look carefully at all the Bible verses referenced in this video, and in our discussion, you will see that good works are shown as a validation of the faith, not a way to earn part of our salvation. I agree with the video in that the Christian life should be lived in purity and humility taking nothing for granted with “fear and trembling.” But the fear is that our faith is false, not that we have not worked hard enough to earn our salvation. If our faith is true, the works will follow (Ephesians 2:10).

    Thanks again for taking the time to share this with me.

    Daniel Schilling

    Comment by Daniel Schilling | 17. October 2010. | Reply

  4. Bible’s the same, interpretations are different.

    How can you really prove that you have faith except by works? Those are the words of one Orthodox priest.

    And my answer is: – You can not.

    Thank you for participating in discussion.

    Comment by Joyful Violet | 18. October 2010. | Reply

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