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  • StephenATL
    I would beg to differ Father. He who is pictured is Christ, the Ancient of Days , not God the Father. The Church does strictly forbid the depiction of God
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2003
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      I would beg to differ Father. He who is pictured is Christ, the
      "Ancient of Days", not God the Father. The Church does strictly forbid
      the depiction of God the Father in icons......... He who has never been
      seen by any man, cannot be depicted in any image.

      Stephanos


      Fr. Alexander Lebedeff wrote:

      > Michael Nikitin wrote:
      >
      >
      > >Wasn't it the Sto Glaviy Sobor in the Russian Church which explicitly
      > >forbids depiction of icons of God the Father?
      >
      >
      > Take a good look at the "Odigitria" of the Russian Diaspora-- the
      > Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God.
      >
      > At the top you will see a beautiful icon of God the Father, added during
      > the time of Ivan IV, long after the Stoglavyj Sobor.
      >
      > Should we throw out the Kursk-Root Icon as "heretical"?
      >
      > And, regarding the Council of the Hundred Chapters, I suggest that
      > Michael
      > reads its 31st Canon:
      >
      > "if anyone should not sign himself with two fingers, as Christ also, let
      > him be accursed (anathema)."
      >
      > "Ashche kto ne znamenaetsya dvema persty, jakozhe i Khristos, da est'
      > proklyat."
      >
      > How many fingers do **you** sign yourself with, Michael?
      >
      > If not two, then you are anathema and accursed.
      >
      > >
      >
      > With love in Christ,
      >
      > Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
      >
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