Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Icon, The Iconographer, The Faith

Patriarchal Icons Rendered for His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch's Private Chapel during his visitation to Tarpon Springs. Prototype from Hailki Seminary.

"In truth there is nothing in Western Christian experience quite the same as the Eastern Orthodox Icon. It is as fundamental and essential to our theology and dogma as scripture. St. Theodore the Studite wrote: "Just as everyone, no matter how perfect, is in need of the Gospel tablet, so (does one need) the painting expressed according to it"

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