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« on: September 24, 2012, 03:38:59 AM »

1.As a orthodox christian , what does the icons mean to you??

2.Why do an orthodox christian need to honor the icons??

3. Will  an orthodox christian / a new orthodox christian misunderstand the icon that they honor is  the Trinity God??Will icon make an orthodox christian  fall??

4 Why would an icon weep?? How do this miracle bless the life of an orthodox christian??
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 10:33:18 AM »

1.As a orthodox christian , what does the icons mean to you??

2.Why do an orthodox christian need to honor the icons??

3. Will  an orthodox christian / a new orthodox christian misunderstand the icon that they honor is  the Trinity God??Will icon make an orthodox christian  fall??

4 Why would an icon weep?? How do this miracle bless the life of an orthodox christian??

1. It represents the living Christ (I have an Icon of Christ the teacher) or the power of God illuminating the one (Saint) depicted.

2. We do not need to, but being Human we are visual and this helps us focus on the task at hand. We venerate icons, but they are only windows to the prototype.

3. May if not properly instructed on what they are and are not.  A true Orthodox would never give to an ICON what is due to God alone, true Worship.

4. Do not know never seen one and only heard of it. Any true miracle should bless the life of any Orthodox Christian

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 11:17:09 AM »

1. An icon is a spiritual representation of God, Angels, Saints, and whatever other realities it may include (such as Uncreated Light, nature). Icons are not simply portraits or pictures. They convey a spiritual (unseen) reality. If we look closely at an icon, we will see that they are unlike any other representations in the world; they are very different. They are meant to serve as windows to Heaven, to the transcendent. That's why they are so scared and important.

2. As I said, because they are holy representations of holy people or realities. Furthermore, icons are not conceived by anybody, but they are transmitted directly by God through Saints or Angels.

3. In a way, icons are objects. We do not worship or venerate the icons themselves, but God, the Saints and the Angels who are represented in the icons. Sure, because icons carry such a holy and heavy message, they become holy objects themselves, but we must not understand that people worship or venerate the icons themselves as if they are idols. Icons can cause people confusion, if they are not done properly, or if they are misunderstood.

4. I have not seen this miracle, but have heard about it. You might have figured by now that it is not the icons that weep, but the persons represented in them that do. They weep because they are sad about things not going well for us, or perhaps because we sin too much. You might ask why don't they come in person and weep? Sometimes there are direct apparitions of Saints, Angels or even Christ. Why they decide to do it one way or another is matter of how God plans things for us.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 11:32:48 AM »

1.As a orthodox christian , what does the icons mean to you??

2.Why do an orthodox christian need to honor the icons??

3. Will  an orthodox christian / a new orthodox christian misunderstand the icon that they honor is  the Trinity God??Will icon make an orthodox christian  fall??

4 Why would an icon weep?? How do this miracle bless the life of an orthodox christian??

1. As others have said, they are windows into heaven.  They also teach the theology of the Church visually.

2. We honor the saints who came before us because they sacrificed so much (many times their lives) to preserve and maintain the Faith for us.  Its like having your Church family there with you.  Im sure you have pictures of your own family on display in your home somewhere.

3. I guess its possible, but that could be said for anything. We dont worship icons.

4. I havent seen a weeping icon either. As someone who struggles with doubt at times, this is something I have trouble with.  I would love to see one for myself.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 11:33:28 AM »

The Ark of the Covenant represent God and god's presence in old testament. Israelites like Joshua even fell to the earth on his face and pray before the Ark of the Lord . They even brought the ark of lord with them in all wars.  All Israelites honor the Ark of the Lord, but not worship it.

 Is Icon similiar to the Ark of the Covenant in old testament??
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 11:52:30 AM »

The Ark of the Covenant represent God and god's presence in old testament. Israelites like Joshua even fell to the earth on his face and pray before the Ark of the Lord . They even brought the ark of lord with them in all wars.  All Israelites honor the Ark of the Lord, but not worship it.

 Is Icon similiar to the Ark of the Covenant in old testament??

Didn't John of Damascus use the ark of the covenant as an example in his three sermons on icons?
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 02:21:06 PM »

Can an orthodox christian pray to God without an icon in front??
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 02:24:44 PM »

Can an orthodox christian pray to God without an icon in front??
Of course! Think of Icons as a visual version of the Bible. You don't need the Bible to pray but it can still be used as a tool to guide your prayer. Same with Icons.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 02:35:38 PM »

Can an orthodox christian pray to God without an icon in front??
Of course! Think of Icons as a visual version of the Bible. You don't need the Bible to pray but it can still be used as a tool to guide your prayer. Same with Icons.

Most protestant think that orthodox christian is pray to icons!!This is totally wrong.

The truth is that orthodox christians are to pray before icons,like Joshua praying before the Holy Ark. They  use icons as a tools to help them to worship/pray the Trinity God.They never pray to icons , they only worship and pray toTrinity GOd.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 02:39:27 PM »

Catholic christian do not use icons, but use statues. They would honor the statues of saints , Jesus, Mary, etc ,pray before status, use the status as a tool to help them to worship the Lord. Do orthodox christians accept it? Do orthodox christians think that it is appropriate??
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 02:47:14 PM »

Catholic christian do not use icons, but use statues. They would honor the statues of saints , Jesus, Mary, etc ,pray before status, use the status as a tool to help them to worship the Lord. Do orthodox christians accept it? Do orthodox christians think that it is appropriate??
I'm not sure if statuary is wrong per say, all I know is that it is simply not in the Orthodox Tradition. We prefer more stylized depictions of our saints.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 02:48:46 PM »

Catholic christian do not use icons, but use statues. They would honor the statues of saints , Jesus, Mary, etc ,pray before status, use the status as a tool to help them to worship the Lord. Do orthodox christians accept it? Do orthodox christians think that it is appropriate??

Catholics and Protestants (long before the hip paleo-evo came along) "use" icons. (I think the term "use" is poor here.)

I've been in Lutheran Churches which have been around for hundreds of years which had icons in them. Granted, structurally they are integrated differently, but nevertheless they were there and these Lutherans held to the same seven ecumenical councils the Orthodox do.

Catholics of course use icons as well. In fact, in some communities it would be hard to distinguish the practice of how icons are used by Catholics or Orthodox.
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 02:51:05 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Catholic christian do not use icons, but use statues. They would honor the statues of saints , Jesus, Mary, etc ,pray before status, use the status as a tool to help them to worship the Lord. Do orthodox christians accept it? Do orthodox christians think that it is appropriate??

No, but it is the same premise as the Ark of the Covenant.  By the way, the Orthodox view of honoring and revering Saint Mary as the Mother of God is also deeply imbued with the imagery, symbolism, and function of the Ark as well.

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 11:05:25 PM »

I think you'd kind of have to be stupid to think that an icon is God in essence, but I guess dumber things have happened.
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 03:22:12 AM »

Catholic christian do not use icons, but use statues. They would honor the statues of saints , Jesus, Mary, etc ,pray before status, use the status as a tool to help them to worship the Lord. Do orthodox christians accept it? Do orthodox christians think that it is appropriate??

Statues are generally not used in Orthodoxy. I think it has to do with the fact that icons are generally supposed to be two-dimensional. The third dimension (depth) is supposed to be the spiritual (unseen) one. A statue would have the third dimension (depth), so it would not serve as an icon; it would allude to the earthly realm, to sensuality, to voluptuousness. Just some thoughts.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 04:58:34 PM »

Why would orthodox christian kiss the icons of mary, jesus and saints?
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2012, 05:01:29 PM »

Why would orthodox christian kiss the icons of mary, jesus and saints?

"The honour paid to the image passes on to the prototype." -St. Basil the Great, De Spiritu Sanctu 18:45
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2012, 09:34:44 PM »

Why would orthodox christian kiss the icons of mary, jesus and saints?

Why do people kiss football trophies?
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 02:38:31 AM »

I still cannot understand the meaning and significance of kissing the icon. Can you explain in more detail?
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 02:50:12 AM »

I still cannot understand the meaning and significance of kissing the icon. Can you explain in more detail?

You know how in America, we show honor by saluting, shaking hands, giving a slight bow, putting our hands over our hearts, etc?

Kissing is something like that in ancient Christian lands.

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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 09:00:26 AM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually have an implication of  showing the love to him.Does kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 09:01:57 AM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually imply to show the love to him.Do kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?

When I kiss icons I don't kiss or love the wood but the one depicted on it. The honour paid to the icon passes on to the prototype.
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 09:52:26 AM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually have an implication of  showing the love to him.Does kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?

It's like how when you honor God's commandments, God is not the commandment itself. But by following the commandment you honor God nonetheless.

Like Cyrillic said, the honor is not for the icon itself, but for the prototype.
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 10:04:03 AM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually have an implication of  showing the love to him.Does kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?

It's like how when you honor God's commandments, God is not the commandment itself. But by following the commandment you honor God nonetheless.

Like Cyrillic said, the honor is not for the icon itself, but for the prototype.

I see, Good point.I did not think of it before.
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2012, 01:43:38 PM »

Why do Orthodox Christian call icon as "windows to Heaven"??

What is the meaning of "window to heaven" ?
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2012, 02:07:30 PM »

Why do Orthodox Christian call icon as "windows to Heaven"??

What is the meaning of "window to heaven" ?
Icons are designed so that you look past them to their prototype. That is, they are designed so that you do not focus on the icon itself, but rather look beyond it to Christ and his Saints.

That is why icons don't make very good "fodder" for daydreams, imo.
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually have an implication of  showing the love to him.Does kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?

If I may, I think kissing an icon is a bit like saluting a flag, or visiting a national monument. We use a physical object to stand for a thing, but the object itself is only a vehicle. When someone salutes a flag, they do not so much honor the cloth and the dye, but the country it represents. When someone prays in front of an icon, they do not pray to or worship wood and paint, but they pray to God, and in doing so acknowledge that God is the one who creates all life, and who gives salvation to his people (the saints). Just my thoughts.
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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2012, 02:48:01 PM »

Are you meaning that kissing the icons is an action of honoring the icons, but not worship?

Kissing somebody usually have an implication of  showing the love to him.Does kissing the icons have the meaning of loving them?

If I may, I think kissing an icon is a bit like saluting a flag, or visiting a national monument. We use a physical object to stand for a thing, but the object itself is only a vehicle. When someone salutes a flag, they do not so much honor the cloth and the dye, but the country it represents. When someone prays in front of an icon, they do not pray to or worship wood and paint, but they pray to God, and in doing so acknowledge that God is the one who creates all life, and who gives salvation to his people (the saints). Just my thoughts.

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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2012, 10:44:18 PM »

Kissing a picture of a loved one, no longer in this life, or living elseware, can be considered akin to kisssing (venerating) an icon, drawing one self closer to the depiction represented in the picture.
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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 08:26:56 AM »

Saints are all the living people.And God did many miracle work through them.So, we honor the saints.By honoring the saints or the miracle work God did  through the saints,we honor our God.

Icons are made by wood and coloured pigments.They are simply the picture of the saints ,Mother of God or Jesus . They are not a,living person or even a living creatures.But why do we honor the lifeless object, e.g icons ?
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 08:32:49 AM »

"The honour paid to the image passes on to the prototype" (St. Basil, De Spiritu Sanctu, 18:45)
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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2012, 08:35:45 AM »

That means we  use the icons to honor the saints, mother of God and Jesus?
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« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2012, 09:20:17 AM »

That means we  use the icons to honor the saints, mother of God and Jesus?

The best way to think of it (at least it was for me when I was converting from Protestantism) is the one that Basil mentioned above. Would you kiss a photograph of a dead relative or a loved one far away? What would doing that mean? Would you be showing love to the image, or is it rather a way of showing your love for that loved one?

It was at that point in my conversation with the priest, when he could see that I had intellectually agreed with him that he dropped the bombshell of 'And now how would you feel if someone cut the eyes out of that photograph?' Of course I felt that it would be an attack on my relative, and that it would upset me greatly. That was the clincher for me. Forget about trying to understand for a moment, just feel. The way we venerate icons is exactly like that. When I kiss an icon or prostrate before it I am showing love and honour to the one depicted in it. I don't think that because I can rationalise it. I know it because i can feel that it is so.

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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2012, 12:21:07 PM »

I think you'd kind of have to be stupid to think that an icon is God in essence, but I guess dumber things have happened.
This is actually exactly what the Iconoclasts thought, which is why they thought that the only true 'icon' of Christ was the Eucharist. Of course, it's very possible that the Iconoclasts were simply stupid.
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« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2012, 12:18:25 PM »

Since Jesus became flesh 2000 years before, Orhtodox Church allow to depict Jesus in the icon.

Would Orthodox Church depict Father and holy spirit in the icon?
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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 12:29:05 PM »

There is only one icon in which it's allowable to depict the Father, and that is the "Trinity"/"Hospitality of Abraham" icon. The Holy Spirit is depicted in that icon as well, and as a dove in the icon of Christ's Baptism, and as tongues of fire in the Pentecost icon, each in accordance with the Biblical text. The Father should never be depicted as an old man with a big beard, and the Holy Spirit should not be depicted as a dove outside of the context of the icon of Christ's Baptism. We depict things in icons in accordance with reality. Since the Holy Spirit never actually was a dove, nor tongues of fire, but only took on these appearances, we do not depict Him in these forms except when depicting the events in which he took them on. And since the Father is not a bearded old man, we do not depict Him as such. By contrast, Christ actually took on flesh, and retains it to this day. So depicting Christ as an embodied man is depicting Christ as He is.
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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2013, 12:21:59 PM »

I am interested in the appearence of Jesus, mother of God and all the saints depicted in Icons.Are  their appearence depicted in icons simply from the imagination of men?
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« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2013, 01:19:04 PM »

I am interested in the appearence of Jesus, mother of God and all the saints depicted in Icons.Are  their appearence depicted in icons simply from the imagination of men?

No, from symbolism and tradition.
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