What is an Orthodox icon?
It is a painting on wood of saints and biblical events. They are painted with symbolic colours and the background is usually gold .
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In the Broadest Sense . Typically when someone refers to an icon it will refer to apicture or a representation of some kind. Meanings behind icons areusually highly figurative. In computers . An icon is a image or a small picture that may let you open afile. You will often find these icons on the… desktop of yourcomputer. . Usually desktop icons will represent something about theapplication you are opening. For example, the "Recycle Bin" icon isa trash can, meaning you are going to throw away a file. Anotherexample is the Itunes icon. It is a CD with a musical note on it,representing music and other entertainment media that can be boughtand played. In people . An icon can be a person famous, usually for something inparticular. For example, Elvis could be seen as an icon of rock androll music and Michael Jackson can be seen as an icon of popmusic. . Nowadays you will hear the term "gay icon." This is a personthat represents or advocates the gay community. Examples of gayicons include Cher and Madonna. In religion . Found prevalently in the Orthodox and Catholic Churches an iconis a representation of some religious figure. Often times in thelatter churches it is of Mary or Jesus. For example, the icon"Theotokos of Vladimir" clearly represents Mary and Jesus thoughthe name literally means "Virgin of Vladimir." Often times peoplewill add their own culture to paintings, meaning they will changenames to reflect their own cultural names and they will also changethe likeness of figures to represent what they themselves look likeall the while they keep the same figurative meaning. . (for k-12; a religious piece of art depicting holy people and/orevents.) (MORE)
Orthodox Judaism is one branch of Judaism. The branches of Judaismare different in the level of their adherence to tradition,dedication to the study of Torah (what Christians call the OldTestament) and Talmud, and their adherence to Biblical laws.Orthodox Jews are the most observant, traditional Jew…s. They keep Shabbat (Shabbat is the Jewish sabbath, and lasts fromsundown on Friday to when the stars come out Saturday night), whichmeans not doing anything on Shabbat that was a form of work,including writing, planting, sewing, cutting objects, or makingfires. They do not drive or turn electric appliances on duringShabbat because they consider it to be "making fire." They also keep kosher, which means that they observe the Jewishdietary laws about separating milk and meat foods, which types ofmeat may be eaten, and how animals for meat may be killed. They usually attend yeshivas or seminaries (Jewish schools for thestudy of Torah.) Orthodox Jews also make sure that the clothing they wear is tzanua,meaning decent and modest. Girls will not expose their shoulders,cleavage, or midriff, and will wear skirts at least to the knee.Married women will also wear a scarf over their hair, or a wig.Boys will avoid tight clothing like muscle tanks. In an Orthodox synagogue (Jewish house of worship), men and womenpray separately so they can fully concentrate on their prayers. Itis for this reason that when a girl has her bat-mitzvah, she willnot read the Torah to the congregation. In Israel, an Orthodox Jew is called Dati (religious), or Haredi(strictly religious). Answer 2 Orthodox Jews are Jews who observe and believe in the Torah. Thereare several hundred thousand Orthodox Jews in America, a similarnumber in Israel, and smaller numbers in many other countries,especially in Europe and South America. (MORE)
Orthodox icons are often referred to as "windows to heaven." The icon is a depiction of Christ, the saints, or biblical events done in a very precise fashion with thoughtful prayer throughout the process. The icon shares in the reality of image it depicts, thus we hold them very dear as they teach u…s with our eyes what our ears cannot hear. (MORE)
An icon represents an object in the operations system - an application, a folder, a file etc. Clicking it initiates some action on this object (running an application, opening a file and so on).
Answer . In the Orthodox Church, this rite is usually called the Divine Liturgy, rather than the Mass. It is the most important sacrament (or mystery) of the Church, celebrated every Sunday and on feast days throughout the year (in some communities, particularly in monasteries, it is celebrated …every day, except on the weekdays of Great Lent).. The Divine Liturgy, which is always sung throughout, consists of two parts: the Liturgy of the Catechumens, and the Liturgy of the Faithful. The first conists of psalms, hymns, and an Epistle and Gospel reading. The second is focused on the rite of Holy Communion. Orthodox believe, as do Roman Catholics, that the bread and wine offered are changed truly and substantially into Christ's Body and Blood, although the Orthodox have not developed a technical explanation of this along the lines of the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation. Orthodox also believe that the Eucharist is a sacrifice, albeit an unbloody one; it is the selfsame Sacrifice offered by Christ on the Cross.. The Holy Gifts are distributed in both kinds. The faithful receive a portion of the Body of Christ, together with a portion of the Precious Blood, from a spoon. (MORE)
What are disagreements over saints icons and relics between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches?
Answer . The dispute revolved around whats become known as iconclasm. It's been resolved, at least on the Western Church's side, for centuries. Initially, it wasn't so much about each others particular art, as it was in which of the 'pagan' art should be left un-smashed and unburned. The diffe…rence in attitude was regarding interpretation of the 3rd commandment, having no other gods, nor making graven images. The Eastern Church preferred, then, to make their own religious images in 2 dimensions, where the Western Church allowed statues. It was within an era of heated theological arguments and regrettable Christian disunity. The presence of icons are well accepted, now, in Roman Catholic Churches, though their veneration is not part of that Church's tradition. Eastern Catholic Churches do retain those traditions of their Orthodox brethren. See Answers.com: Iconclasm Byzatine Answers.com: Eastern Catholic Churches (MORE)
They are symbols on a computer screen or they can be like little god statues like the Buddha, go on Google type in buddha icon (click images first) go to the third page and click the very first pitchure you see. (in the center left hand corner ^
Orthodox is the religious or political views of a person conformingto what is traditionally accepted. Orthodox means conventional,mainstream and conservative.
Iconographers study iconography at Seminary, or study under a noted iconographer. Some monks and nuns who write icons, study iconography at the monastery.
An icon is a pictogram used in a graphical user interface. The can represent applications, files, folders, devices etc. in an operations system (Windows, MacOS, Linux or other). Clicking an icon performs an action on the object it represents.
\nIt is important to kiss holy icons or images, as this is a sign of respect, in the same way that we kiss a picture of our mother, father, husband, wife or children, to show the respect that we have for our loved ones. When we kiss a photo or picture of a family member or loved one, we are not wosh…ipping them and we are not kissing the paper or wood or glass of the photo or frame. In the same way, when we kiss an icon of the holy saints, we are not kissing the physical material of the icon, but rather, we are showing respect and honour towards the person who is represented in the icon.\n. \nOrthodox Christians often kiss, respect, venerate and honour icons, but they do not woship icons. Orthodox Christians only worship God. The Bible has many examples of how holy icons were used as an aid to worshipping God, even in Old Testament times. For example, when God commanded Moses to make images of cherubim angels for the Temple "In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim..." (2Chronicles 3:10).\n. \nSo when we kiss an icon of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is as though we are kissing Christ Himself. Jesus does not condemn this practice, but rather sees it as an act of respect, just like He did with the sinful woman in the Bible: "You gave me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss my feet since the time I came in." (Luke 7:45). (MORE)
Some Anglicans (known as Episcopalians in the US) use icons in their churches. Most fall into the category of "high church" Anglicans, rather than the "low church" Anglicans. High church Anglicans frequently use icons, incense and bells as a means of facilitating worship and relationship to God, whe…reas the low church Anglicans tend to believe excessive rituals and implements distract from worship and relationship. In many places around the world, Anglicans are emphasizing their ancient roots and are encouraging the use of icons and other devotional practices again. For example, St Paul's Cathedral in London, has a large icon of the Virgin Mary and Christ on its wall. The current Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, also encourages the use of icons as part of Anglican services. It may also be argued that the Anglican tradition has long emphasized words as iconography even more than images. Examples can be found in the mystical and poetical tradition throughout Anglicanism's history. Examples may include such notable "icons" as "St. Patrick's Breastplate," the poetry of John Donne, and the Book of Common Prayer, itself. The Orthodox Church, however, places much greater emphasis on the corporate use of holy icons in its services and some churches are full of portable icons and frescoes or mosaics on the walls. It continues the practice of the Early Church which has used icons in its Liturgy and services for over 2000 years. For example, the evangelist and apostle St Luke, himself painted many icons of the Virgin Mary and Christ. So from this, no one can say that the use of icons did not have an Apostolic foundation. Indeed, the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which is accepted by all mainstream Christian Faiths, made a clear ruling that icons are a necessary and essential part of the Christian Faith. The veneration or honour of holy icons has an important place in the Church, but it confirmed that icons are not worshipped. Only the Lord Jesus Christ is worshipped. Icons are venerated, which means respected and honoured, in the same way that we respect a photo of our loved ones by kissing it, but we do not worship them either. Icons represent the transfigured Saint who is represented in the icon, and sometimes depicts some scenes from their life or martyrdom. Holy icons have been used as an aid to worship by Christians since the earliest times during Orthodox Church services. Especially since the Church had only the Hebrew Scriptures without a formalized New Testament for the first few centuries of the Church. (MORE)
Orthodox is a religion. They believe in the Bible, and in God. The difference is they are cool.
A non-Orthodox Jew is a Jew who either does not believe in the binding nature of Halacha (Jewish Law) or who believes in Halacha but interprets the rules in a more modern fashion. Non-Orthodox Jews generally place a large amount of value on personal responsibility.
Orthodox Judaism refers, collectively, to those Jews who follow the Torah as literally as possible. For example, they keep kosher, dress modestly, the men do not talk to women unless they are family, they do not work on the Jewish Sabbath, and they go to Synagogue more than any other sect. On import…ant Jewish holidays they spend several hours in Synagogue. They wear tzitzit (see Numbers 15:37-41) with them wherever they go, and a kipah (skullcap). (MORE)
The Orthodox religion is very similar to the Catholic religion,except that the Orthodox do not believe that the holy spiritproceeds from both the Father and Son according to Catholictradition, they believe it proceeds only from the Father. They alsodo not accept the Pope as their leader as of yet, b…ut Pope Franciswants them to come up with an agreement that both can accept. (MORE)
The heads of the Orthodox church are called Patriarchs. There are seven patriarchates, lead by the Primate, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.
Can anyone show in holy scripture that icons where venerated before the death of Christ or if he taught it before his death and if not why do Eastern Orthodox do it now?
Icons are venerated by commemorating the memory of a saint, in the same way that the people of God in the Old Testament commemorated the righteous people who pleased God. âThe memory of the righteous is blessedâ (Poverbs 10:17). \nSt Luke the Apostle and Evangelist was the first person to… paint icons (usually of the Virgin Mary and Christ) and some of these icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). This was done before the death of Christ. This practice has continued in the Christian Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity, as confirmed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church Fathers. \nBy venerating icons we ask for the saints to pray to God for us, because we know that God hears all prayers, but especially the prayers of his saints, as we read in Revelation 5:8 and in Revelation 8:3-4 ââ¦the prayers of the saints, ascended before Godâ¦â\nThe Orthodox Church also venerates the bones and relics of the saints, just as they did from Old Testament times ââ¦as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he came to lifeâ¦â (2Kings 13:20-21). âHe keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken.â (Psalms 34:20). (MORE)
The earliest church which formed at Pentecost was the firstOrthodox church, this happened soon after Jesus death. For thefirst almost thousand years there was only the Orthodox churchuntil the Roman church broke away.
To be "an orthodox Christian" means to have the right or correct opinion about Christian doctrine. However, who is entitled to judge that? One approach is for an individual person to decide who he or she will trust to give them the right opinion. Another approach is for an individual to independe…ntly assess what is the right opinion about any particular issue. For Catholics, orthodoxy lies in the Catholic Church itself, and in the end result, in the Pope. Catholics believe that both the Bible and tradition are authoritative. For Protestants, the Bible stands above all other authorities, and every doctrine has to be measured solely against what the Bible says. Since the Bible was not written as a doctrinal manifesto, it is necessary to read the Bible and then to form a judgement on each issue to determine what is the right opinion. This means that there is some diversity in Protestant opinions on a number of issues of Christian doctrine, while retaining a large measure of agreement around the central doctrines of the faith. There is also a very old part of the Church that describes itself as "Orthodox." So we have a Greek Orthodox Church and its daughter churches, such as the Russian Orthodox Church. In these churches there is great confidence placed in the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils, particularly the councils held at Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus and Chalcedon, held in the fourth and fifth centuries. Catholics and most Protestants also have confidence in the decisions of these councils. There are two other main branches of this self-described "Orthodox" part of the Church. Each branch differs in its respective attitude to the councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon. On one hand, there is the Syrian Orthodox Church, and the other independent churches who are associated with it, such as the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Armenian Apostolic Church. They formally reject the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon. On the other hand, there is the Church of the East. It formally rejects the decisions of the Council of Ephesus. Yet these differences go back a long way, and relate to questions that were hotly contested at the time, even though these churches believe that the underlying issues are capable of being expressed in different (but less controversial) terms on which almost all Christians would agree. (MORE)
There are Eastern or Byzantine Rite Catholics but they are in full union with Rome as opposed to the Eastern Orthodox Churches which are not. There was a brief period in the 20th century, when a separate Orthodox Church broke away from the Eastern Orthodox Church in America and formed the America Or…thodox Catholic Church. But it was yet another splinter of an already splintered Church. orthodox (small "O") means right belief, and thus is synonymous with Catholic. Now, there is also an Orthodox Catholic Church of America, also not in Communion with the Catholic Church. . You may read about the American Orthodox Catholic Church at the links below. (MORE)
"unorthodox", when the meaning is non-conventional or non-traditionalist, but "heterodox", when the meaning is a non-Orthodox Christian or belief.
a othadox is a place or a room where u go in with yourself and a man and have sex badly
"orthodox" literally means "right glory" from the Greek ortho (right) and doxa (glory). Orthodoxy is where two or three are gathered who believe and maintain the correct faith about the person of Jesus Christ.. Headed by a local bishop, the Orthodox Church is not so much a "Universal" Church, it is …the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, meaning, "the one whole and complete Church of Christ as proclaimed by the Apostles." Each local Church makes up the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Local Churches maintain communion with other local Churches around the world. Note: "Catholic" here is NOT a reference to the Roman Catholic Church. (MORE)
Mainly, wood and paint. Some are also partially to mainly covered in silver or gold.
I got rid of some unused icons and found that 2 I use alot were also deleted! Help.
Yes, as icons are an essential part of the Christian Faith, according to the Seventh Ecumenical Council.
Writing icons is an extremely prayer-filled task. You first, needto ask the Lord for guidance in this situation, and to guide yourhand. You also need to pray to the saint you are going to bewriting. Praying to a saint, is not the same as praying to God. Youmust ask the saint to pray for YOU in this …task. (MORE)
It's a synagogue where men and women sit separately and the bimah is facing the Ark of the Covenant.
Icons are venerated (honored) but not worshipped in the Orthodox Church. This is done by commemorating the memory of a saint, in the same way that the people of God in the Old Testament commemorated the righteous people who pleased God: "The memory of the righteous is blessed" (Proverbs 10:17). St… Luke the Apostle and Evangelist was the first person to paint icons (of the Virgin Mary and Christ) and some of these icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). This practice has continued in the Christian Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity, as confirmed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church Fathers. By venerating icons we ask for the saints to pray to God for us, because we are told that God hears all prayers, but especially the prayers of his saints, as stated in Revelation 5:8 and in Revelation 8:3-4 "â¦the prayers of the saints, ascended before Godâ¦" (MORE)
No, they have never worshipped icons. Only God is worshipped in the Orthodox Church. Icons are venerated (meaning honored) by commemorating the memory of a saint, in the same way that the people of God in the Old Testament commemorated the righteous people who pleased God. "The memory of the righteo…us is blessed" (Proverbs 10:17). This practice has continued in the Christian Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity, as confirmed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church Fathers. (MORE)
The Nicene Creed: . We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father. God of God, Light of Light, true… God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. Who for us humanity and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate, was made human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance. He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father. He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead; of His kingdom there is no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, in the uncreated and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lived in the saints. We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and [Holy] Church; in one baptism in repentance, for the remission, and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgment of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life. . (MORE)
The Orthodox people venerate (honour) icons by commemorating the memory of a saint. In the same way, people in the Old Testament commemorated the righteous people who pleased God. "The memory of the righteous is blessed" (Proverbs 10:17). St Luke the Apostle and Evangelist was the first person to …paint icons (mainly of the Virgin Mary and Christ) and some of these original icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). This practice has continued in the Christian Church for over 2,000 years and is still an essential part of Christianity, as confirmed by the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church Fathers. (MORE)
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A religious icon is a picture or an image of Jesus and the saints. The Byzantine Orthodox Church split after Christians disagreed overhow religious icons should be used.
Because the Church of England has not opposed the use of holy icons in its churches. Only some evengelical protestant groups do not use icons. The Queen of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury support the use of icons.
ICON is the place where the ICONic Boyz danced, so they named themselves after it.
Yes, it was he who established Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine Empire.
Because kissing is a sign of respect, just like when you kiss a picture of your mother, father, or child. Icons are not worshipped, they are venerated (meaning honoured) by commemorating the memory of a saint. By venerating icons we ask for the saints to pray to God for us, because we know that Go…d hears all prayers, but especially the prayers of his saints, as we read in Revelation 5:8 and in Revelation 8:3-4 "â¦the prayers of the saints, ascended before Godâ¦" (MORE)
Icons are holy images that declare the presence of the kingdom of God in the church. They are not only 'visual aids' but representations of the living saints of God. Jesus Christ Himself is also referred to in the Bible as "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15 and 2Corinthians 4:4). Ho…nouring the Holy Icons is an essential part of our Faith, as confirmed by the Church Fathers and the Bible. (Seventh Ecumenical Council, 787 AD, Exodus 26:31, Hebrews 9:5). Icons are honoured or venerated, but they are not worshipped. Only God is worshipped. St Luke himself (the Apostle and Evangelist) painted over 70 icons, mainly of the Virgin Mary and Christ, and some of his original icons are still in existence to this day (on Mt Athos, Greece). These were painted before the death of Christ. This practice has continued in the Orthodox Church for over 2,000 years and is an essential part of Christianity. Honouring the righteous and Saints of God is also confirmed in the Bible. (Prov. 10:7, Rev 5:8, 8:3-4). (MORE)
Why were icons such an important issue in the split between the eastern orthodox and western roman catholic churches?
They were not. Both the Orthodox and Roman Catholics accept the decision of the Seventh Ecumenical Council which declared that the veneration of icons is essential in the Christian Church. The split (or schism) was due to other causes, such as Papal claims of supremacy, and the change to the Creed.
Icons were (and still are) important because they have been used continuously in the church for over 2,000 years. Icons are holy images that declare the presence of the kingdom of God in the church. They are not only 'visual aids' but representations of the living saints who we honour. Honouring t…he righteous saints of God is confirmed in the Bible. (Prov. 10:7, Rev 5:8, 8:3-4). Jesus Christ Himself is also referred to in the Bible as "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15 and 2Corinthians 4:4). Honouring the holy icons is an essential part of our Faith, as confirmed by the Church Fathers and the Bible. (Seventh Ecumenical Council, 787 AD, Exodus 26:31, Hebrews 9:5). Icons are honoured/venerated, but they are not worshipped. Only God is worshipped. (MORE)
orthodox mean of, pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of anydoctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc. pentecost is The Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension, held on the seventh...
Icons are an important part of Orthodox worship. In prayer, the icon focuses your thoughts and keeps your mind from wandering ... a constant reminder. They have been an integral part of Orthodox worship since the beginning of the Church at the time of Christ. The 7th Ecumenical Council reinforced th…is with Cannon Law. (MORE)
Walk into any Lutheran, Catholic, Evangelical or Mormon classroom, and you're likely to see an image of Jesus that looks realistic, very Northern European, in a pasture preaching. This is a lovely image, but it fails to accomplish what an Eastern Orthodox icon does: it tells the master stories of th…e Bible in a visual form. Iconography, or image writing, is another language, like French or Russian, that scripture may be translated into. Church missionaries can teach illiterate people of any language the truth of scripture with an image that contains all of the elements of one of the master stories of Christianity. The rubrics or rules of the Eastern Orthodox prohibit the depiction of anything that is not scriptural truth. For example, God the Father is bodiless, but Jesus Christ was born in the flesh, so the writing of his image witnesses to the fact of his incarnation. In today's world it is easy to forget that the Church taught with icons for more than 1,500 years before the printing press came into common use. Hand-copied scripture was more expensive than most people's annual earnings, so few people owned a copy of the Bible. Icons could be copied onto a board, and painted with simple recipe of oil, egg yolk and ground stones of various colors. Virtually anyone could make a simple icon or image that reminded them of the scripture lesson or one of the stories from the Gospels. When icons were destroyed, it was a tragedy for Christians, because they were losing their only access to scripture. Once the printing press was invented, people had access to printed Bibles. During the Reformation, Churches were emptied of their icons and they were destroyed. The images that told the master stories of Christianity, such as Pentecost, the Annunciation, and the Nativity continued to be shared through German cookie and bread stamps for another 150 years. The people found a way to continue to share the master stories of Christianity with their children and grandchildren. Icons are prohibited from being written as Realism, an artistic form that is almost photographic. The Eastern Church instituted this rule or 'canon' because they were concerned that people might regard an icon as an object of worship, which is prohibited in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other canons of the Church require that specific elements of a scriptural story be present to fully articulate scriptural truth. In the icon of The Incarnation, the angels, shepherds, magi, Mary, the infant Jesus, the manger, the swaddling clothes, the ox and the ass, the cave where the birth took place, Joseph, the devil tempting Joseph to put Mary away, and the star must be depicted in a manner to fully tell the story of Jesus' birth. Frequently, elements of Old Testament Prophecy, such as Isaiah's 'the ox and the ass shall know their master,' are included in an icon. New Testament elements are included in the same icon. In this way, the fullness of scriptural truth is depicted. Some people think that the Eastern Orthodox worship icons, but this is prohibited. Worship belongs to God alone, according to the Eastern Orthodox. The image of an icon may be reverenced, greeted like an old friend, because we are so in awe of the story and God's love and compassion for His creation. (MORE)
The east is pretty conservative when it comes to icons. In fact, I just went to a seminar on this. First of all, we do not worship icons. Icons are a reminder of the acts that a saint as done rather than their physical appearance. Now, there are certain things an icon must include. The features must… be portrayed a certain way, the people must be facing a certain way, and many other things. All aspects of the saint that does not concern information that may help us to salvation is removed from the icon. For example, in an icon, everyone is the same size unless one is to be portrayed as an infant because height is not an essential fact for our salvation. Also, the shading in an icon goes from dark to light rather than the normal light to dark so as to have the figures in the icon appear more as though they are coming to meet us rather than it going back into the canvas. I'm not too organized in my writing, but figures are also displayed using an opposing movement of objects that is often seen in ancient greek art. This means that for every thing that faces left, something else faces right. The head will face one way and the eyes face the other (also giving an illusion that they're always looking at you). (MORE)
Yes. All Orthodox churches use icons that are painted in the Byzantine style and are painted with an egg-based acrylic.
Your question is strangely asked. The word "orthodox" is based on the Greek words "orthos" meaningright, true, straight, and "doxa" meaning praise. The word thenrefers to something which is the "right idea." Those who hold to what may be called "traditional Christianity"(the faith of the early Chur…ch as described in the New Testament)are considered to be "orthodox" in their beliefs. One of the three major branches of Christianity is common describedas the "Orthodox Church" as opposed to Roman Catholic andProtestant branches. (MORE)
Was praying over icons and disagreement about whether Christ was the son of God a source of tension between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches?
Although in practice icons often were (and still often are) objectsof worship among Orthodox believers and several of them were andare believed to have supernatural powers, the official teaching ofthe Orthodox Church is that they are not sacred object ofworship. In that sense there is or was no di…fference or tensionbetween the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholicteaching also does not consider statues of the Virgin and otherSaints as holy object of worship, and exactly as among Orthodoxbelievers, many devout Catholics do nevertheless pray to thosestatues and attribute supernatural powers to some of them. Nor was there any difference on the issue whether Jesus was the Sonof God. There was however a subtle difference on the issue of theHoly Spirit: Orthodox teaching holds that Father, Son and HolyGhost are 3 separate 'persons', with the Holy Ghost being linked toonly the Father. Catholicism sees the three as a "Trinity", and hasthe Holy Ghost linked to the Father as well as to the Son. No; basically the schism was caused by a power struggle, pure andsimple. The Eastern Roman Emperor totally rejected the claims ofwhat he considered just the Bishop of an impoverished andpolitically negligible city like Rome (which the Pope was, at thetime) of "universal jurisdiction" over all Christians. Meaning thathis Empire, his Church and even he himself should be subject tosaid bishop. So instead, the Emperor created the "Orthodox"churchorganization in which the church's highest cleric was answerabeleto him instead of the other way around. (MORE)
No. The components of most portable Orthodox icons are wood (as abase) covered with linen and then covered with gesso. The paintsthemselves are usually derived from minerals naturally found inrocks and sands mixed with a medium such as an egg yolk/ vinegarmixture. Some artists are known to have used… a "wax encaustic"method, meaning that the pigments were mixed with wax then appliedto a properly treated wood panel. It is believed that Saint Lukethe Evangelist used this method for his icons of the Virgin Mary,Although a more well known icon using this method is the Savior ofMt. Sinai. (MORE)