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Offline Ansgar

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Icons?
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:48:07 PM »
Is St Basil talking about icons in the last part?

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‘According to the blameless faith of the Christians which we have obtained from God, I confess and agree that I believe in one God the Father Almighty; God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost; I adore and worship one God, the Three. I confess to the economy of the Son in the flesh, and that the holy Mary, who gave birth to Him according to the flesh, was Mother of God. I acknowledge also the holy apostles, prophets, and martyrs; and I invoke them to supplication to God, that through them, that is, through their mediation, the merciful God may be propitious to me, and that a ransom may be made and given me for my sins. Wherefore also I honour and kiss the features of their images, inasmuch as they have been handed down from the holy apostles, and are not forbidden, but are in all our churches.’
 
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Re: Icons?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 05:05:00 PM »
That letter is spurious.
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

Ἀπ' ὃσα ἒκαμα κι ἀπ’ ὃσα εἶπα
νὰ μὴ ζητήσουνε νὰ βροῦν ποιός ἢμουν
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Re: Icons?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 05:09:29 PM »
That letter is spurious.

Do you know where it's from?
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Icons?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 05:11:38 PM »
That letter is spurious.

Do you know where it's from?

An Icondule monk writing in the 8th-9th century.
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

Ἀπ' ὃσα ἒκαμα κι ἀπ’ ὃσα εἶπα
νὰ μὴ ζητήσουνε νὰ βροῦν ποιός ἢμουν
-C.P Cavafy

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Re: Icons?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 05:13:24 PM »
That letter is spurious.

Do you know where it's from?

An Icondule monk writing in the 8th-9th century.

I see...

Somehow, I'm not really surprised.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite