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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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25. September 2010. Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , , | 14 Comments

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)

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

About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 1/3

Road to Emmaus interviews Reader Mikhail Ivanovich, spokesman for the online native

Alaskan linguistic project of All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Before I became Orthodox

I had an iconoclastic fear of icons and relics

of any kind. Yet, once, a number of years ago,

on a very rough flight over the mountains of

Bolivia, I found myself kissing a wallet-picture

of my beloved who later became my

wife. Why?

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

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20. September 2010. Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , , , | 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

The Rising of Lasarus

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Christ commands His friend Lazarus to come forth

after three days in the tomb.

After his miraculous resurrection, St. Lazarus took refuge in Cyprus where,

according to Church tradition, he was consecrated bishop by Sts. Paul and Barnabas.

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