What is an Orthodox icon?

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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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What are orthodox icons?

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 p

How do you write Eastern Orthodox Icons?

Iconographers study iconography at Seminary, or study under a noted iconographer. Some monks and nuns who write icons, study iconography at the monastery.

Why do Orthodox Christians kiss icons?

\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

How you draw and paint a orthodox icons?

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

How did the Orthodox church view the use of icons?

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

Did the eastern orthodox churches members worship icons?

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

How did the people of the eastern orthodox church feel about icons?

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

Why are there Orthodox icons in Westminster Abbey?

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 Arc

Why do Orthodox Greeks kiss icons?

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

What is the significance of icons in the orthodox church?

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 Chr

What did the eastern orthodox church think about icons?

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 integr