Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Today is the Sunday of Orthodoxy. One can gain a lot of understanding about the Holy Orthodox Faith by understanding why we celebrate this day.

A news release;
Eastern Orthodox leaders call for fresh appreciation of icons as an aid to, not object of, worship

An explanation from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America;
First Sunday of Lent: The Sunday of Orthodoxy

We believe that in becoming incarnate and allowing us to see and hear and touch Him, God allows us to remember Him with an image, and use that image to aid in the proper worship of Himself. We do not worship the image, it is merely paint and wood, we venerate the Saint that is depicted and worship God in His three persons, the Holy Trinity.

Rev. David F. Abramtsov explains The Veneration of Icons

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