My church, St. John's Cathedral in Eagle River, AK, sets up a mini-church at our state fair each year as an outreach, which is a wonderful idea to me. In it they have all the usual pamphlets on the Church and salvation but they also have a gob of icons for sell. This strikes me as a distraction, at best, and wrong, at worst. I've heard Fr. Thomas Hopko say repeatedly that when dealing w/ those outside the church and especially the non-Christian we should focus only on Christ and His saving work. Not icons, Mary, liturgy but Jesus. This seems right to me. What do you all think?