Posts Tagged ‘ Idolatry ’

One is Holy, One is Lord

Feb 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The principle of lex orandi, lex credendi (which can be translated as “the law of praying is the law of believing”) has an immediate appeal to almost all Christians. It is easy to see that how we relate to God in prayer is a mirror-like reflection of our beliefs, and we sense intuitively that our […]

The Depth of the Splendor – St. John Chrysostom’s View of Liturgy

Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On a recent feast in honor of the Mother of God, (I think it was the commemoration of her Dormition), my priest made a great point about Tradition as it is compared to Protestantism. Many times we as Catholics and Orthodox try to explain how it is that our honor which is given to the […]

Where Did You Get That Halo?

Nov 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

There is a general presumption that the religious art seen in churches of the Apostolic Tradition inevitably leads one to idolatry. There are times when I still am overwhelmed by the beauty of the religious art which adorns the sanctuaries and naves of Catholic and Orthodox churches. But if icons and the like are truly […]