Daily Archives: July 9, 2010

Our Relationship with Icons

What we see in a Holy Icon is not an accurate description of the Icon, but a painfully accurate reflection of who we are. We do not define Holy Images, they define us. Continue reading

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The Holiness of Icons

And so icons are called “holy”, to distinguish them from other images that portray earthly things, or else those images which portray fantastical, unreal things. Holy Icons, by contrast, depict eternity: something which is neither completely earthly, nor unreal. But in practical terms, what is it that sets an “Icon” apart from a mere “image”? Continue reading

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