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About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 2/3

It was a way of expressing love.

This was not idolatry. Kissing the photo of

my beloved, I thought, “If  I never see you

again in person,  I will treasure these few

moments I have to see a photo of your smiling

face.” Love, that was all.

In a similar manner, if we have the diary of

a loved one who has departed this life, would

we not kiss this diary? Would we not hold it

tenderly, read it with attention, and restore it,

so as to preserve the memory

of the one who wrote it?

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

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25. September 2010. Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , , | Leave a comment