I have been inquiring into The orthodox Church for some time now, and, thanks be to God, my wife and I are now "officially" catechumans. Having been in the RCC for nearly a quarter of a century prior to our sincere conversion to The Orthodox Faith, I am faced with disposing of those writings and statues (and even what were presented to me as 1st class relics of Saints). I have no qualms whatsoever about ridding ourselves of these things, but want to do so according to the mind and heart of The Church. I would greatly appreciate your answers (please include citations from Church Fathers and Holy Scripture) so that I can begin this task soon.
Also, I have posted on this forum previously (it's been awhile), and I want to ask forgiveness if I have offended anyone. I am aware of my weakness and vainglorious tendencies, and most sincerely hope for the forgiveness I seek from any and all.
With much gratefulness, in Christ Our Lord,