I do not venerate matter, I venerate the fashioner of matter, who became matter for my sake and accepted to dwell in matter and through matter worked my salvation, and I will not cease from reverencing matter, through which my salvation was worked. – St. John of Damascus Continue reading Why Matter Matters – St. John of Damascus
If, as I suggested in the previous post, we all have and venerate icons then maybe there is a corollary to be considered. How are we also iconoclasts? What images have we and do we continue to destroy? Iconoclasm is often justified as an attempt to protect or defend God. The incarnation, however, lies at the heart of the theology of icons. Iconoclasm is, therefore, … Continue reading Iconoclasm
“Show me the icons that you venerate, that I may be able to understand your faith.” – John of Damascus As I watched the inaugural events of this week and especially today’s inauguration I was reminded that we are surrounded by images, icons. They fill our world, our minds, and our hearts. There are icons of politics, sports, music, entertainment. They are on our televisions, … Continue reading What are your icons?