Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner.

Tell me... is this not beautiful? Lord, have mercy. I love beautiful Byzantine Icons.

Anathemas concerning holy images

  1. If anyone does not confess that Christ our God can be represented in his humanity, let him be anathema.
  2. If anyone does not accept representation in art of evangelical scenes, let him be anathema.
  3. If anyone does not salute such representations as standing for the Lord and his saints, let him be anathema.
  4. If anyone rejects any written or unwritten tradition of the church, let him be anathema.
- from the Second Council of Nicea, A.D. 787

1 comment:

  1. beautiful!
    This is the 'Jesus prayer'- we use it with our prayer ropes and try to pray unceasingly (monks are best at it- praying with in and out breaths)