Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Theology of the Icon

Icon in the orthodox tradition it means much more than pictorial representing of a religious subject, in fact every icon whether it depicts Christ, the Word and Son of God, a Saints or biblical scene represents a confession of faith and witness to the inc...arnation, crucify and resurrection .   Icon manifests something greater than its physical limits , it’s like writing word where its expresses divine truth in a manner that humans can perceive and understand   Icon is also microcosm, which links together the divine and created worlds. the world of matter is represented in various forms including plants, water, etc, in the composition of the image while penal Icons combine wood, mineral pigments, water…etc, thus the icon acts as a window, or passageway between human being and God. it offer window into eternal meaning and are thus worthy of honour and devotion, such honour is not offered to the icon itself, but to what it represents .

Editor: υπο-διάκονος. Camill Tannous
Orthodox Christianity for Theological Research and Patrimony of church