Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quote of the Week - Fr. Anatoly Volgin

"The icon is, above all, theology. Its function consists not in aesthetic contemplation, but in participation in the act of worship ..." --Fr. Anatoly Volgin

Is the Pope an icon?  

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Icons have been described as being "windows to heaven."

By kissing an icon, and doing one's cross in front of it, conveys a worshiper's true love and respect for the individual(s) depicted on that icon.