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Offline Faith2545

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How do we properly venerate a Saint? Or an icon?
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:00:03 PM »
I pray to my icons in my room during my time of need. Sometimes for a minute, but others I've spent as much as an hour.

I do as I'm told..."go in my room, shut the door and pray to Christ where only He can see me in secret." I recite the Lord's Prayer when I'm finished, but I usually "talk" about how I'm feeling and what my heat's 'needs' are.

This is what I also do when I vernerate the icons of Saints that I have. I know that each Saint has a specific way of helping me and I simple ask, or beseech that particular Saint for their help. Is this proper?

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Re: How do we properly venerate a Saint? Or an icon?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 04:01:07 PM »
I think you walk in bow the kiss the corner of the icon before you worship.

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Re: How do we properly venerate a Saint? Or an icon?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 04:25:10 PM »
I don't think any way of venerating Saints could be improper provided that they don't displace our regular prayer rules.
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Re: How do we properly venerate a Saint? Or an icon?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 05:21:23 PM »
I pray to my icons in my room during my time of need. Sometimes for a minute, but others I've spent as much as an hour.

I do as I'm told..."go in my room, shut the door and pray to Christ where only He can see me in secret." I recite the Lord's Prayer when I'm finished, but I usually "talk" about how I'm feeling and what my heat's 'needs' are.

This is what I also do when I vernerate the icons of Saints that I have. I know that each Saint has a specific way of helping me and I simple ask, or beseech that particular Saint for their help. Is this proper?


Thank you for your answers. Sorry, I lacked clarification in my post - I meant at home. I know how at church.