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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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Text resource: http://www.roadtoemmaus.net/

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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.

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(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 | , , , | 14 Comments

But a Piece of the Soul and the Conscience – St. Nikolai

9. September 2010. Posted by | Orthodox Christian Quotes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christ and the Children Icon

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Christ rebuked the disciples for preventing

the little children from coming to Him.

Tradition states that the curly headed child on His lap

is Ignatius, the future Bishop of Antioch and future martyr.

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4. September 2010. Posted by | Beautiful Holy Icons | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Prayers by the Lake, St. Nikolai of Ochrid and Zica


Plowmen, it is not your plowing that matters

but the Lord who watches.

Singers, it is not your singing that matters

but the Lord who listens.



Sleepers, it is not your sleeping that matters

but the Lord who wakens.

It is not the pools of water in the rocks around the lake that matter

but the lake itself.


25. August 2010. Posted by | Orthodox Christian Quotes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment