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THE HOLY ICON: PIETY OR THEOLOGY?

Word Magazine June 1959 Page 9 THE HOLY ICON: PIETY OR THEOLOGY? By Aristeides Papadakis Holy Cross Orthodox Theological School “I have seen the human image of God, and my soul is saved.” ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS The Eastern Orthodox Church is par excellence the worshipping Church. Faith without worship can have no meaning for [...]

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DO ICONS REALLY MATTER?

Word Magazine February 1990 Page 10-11 DO ICONS REALLY MATTER? By Archpriest Peter E. Gillquist Shortly after we moved to Santa Barbara, California, we re-decorated the house, painting the living room and papering the dining room. As we moved the table and chairs back into the dining area, along with the antique hutch that lined [...]

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EMBRACING LOVE

Word Magazine March 2000 Page 11 EMBRACING LOVE By Nick Papas The “More Spacious Than The Heavens” icon is very prominent in an Orthodox church, perhaps because it expresses some of our faith’s core beliefs. Principally it expresses the willingness of our Mother, the Church, to receive us with her outstretched and waiting arms. This [...]

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