Monday, March 25, 2013

Icons and Sacred Art

Byzantine, Texas: Iconodules the new iconoclasts? links to this audio lecture by Fr. Tom Hopko - The Sunday of Orthodoxy (no direct link to the file available yet)
As we celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the victory over iconoclasm, Fr. Tom Hopko gives a personal reflection on icons and their use and misuse

FJ comments: "Nor do I think, as Fr. Hopko states, that icons should be on books, booklets, clothes or the like. Icons are icons and not adornments."

Certainly icons should not be used to decorate clothing. But what of decorating other items? Wouldn't this indicate the need for the development of forms of sacred art that are appropriate for decorating items such as books, booklets, and so on?

Also from AFR:

Papacy, Primacy, and Orthodoxy (mp3)
Fr Laurent Cleenewerck, author of His Broken Body: Understanding and Healing the Schism between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches and the editor of the Eastern Orthodox Bible (EOB), discusses with host Kevin Allen papacy, primacy, and church as they are differently understood in both Catholicism and Orthodoxy.

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