As I have said in other threads, being Orthodox in itself does not guarantee canonicity of an image, nor does it confer canonicity on an image which is suspect or heretical. History is full of bearded God the Fathers and winged Angels of Holy Silence (to name but a couple) painted by well-meaning, but misguided Orthodox people.
And yet God continues to work miracles through icons like these
What would "these icons" be? What miracles are you talking about?
Perhaps we have a different approach to these matters, given that we heed the warnings of the Fathers on the imagination: when the Theotokos icon in Cicero here began to weep, the first thing the bishop did when he came to investigate was to perform an exorcism on the icon.
"But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel, which you have not received: you might well bear with him....And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light."
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. 9 As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema."
The principal characteristic is that it is an image full of light. The Virgin in Fátima was full of light, of a light, which, as Francisco said, " is God ". The full of grace is the full of God, and in Fátima it is the full of light: a Lady more brilliant than the Sun. It brings Fátima closer to the theology of the icon. http://sanctuschristopher.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-top-five-favorite-icons-of-blessed.html
They should be more careful identifying that light with the Light.
so who is right God or the canonists?
Both. Satan is ever in error.
Perhaps Go cares more about intention than canon.
That's true, but you haven't established that He is behind these "miracles."
There is a difference between a heretical image like some of those by Robert Lentz and a portrayal of the Mother of God in a Latin style. There are Orthodox icons of the Theotokos without Christ.
Yes, the exceptions that make the rule.
As to the Mother of God of Fatima icon it was commissioned for a Latin Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Russia. The replacement of the heart with the word heart was a concession to Orthodox iconographic rules.
Is that what that is? I thought it was a communion waifer.
"concession." That should set off bells.