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Old Jun 24, '12, 3:47 pm
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Default Veneration of Images

I know that it is appropriate to kiss crosses and crucifixes, but is it proper to kiss images of saints?
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I know that it is appropriate to kiss crosses and crucifixes, but is it proper to kiss images of saints?
Not wrong just as kissing a photo of a loved one is not wrong.

You're not expressing love of the image on the photo, but the person.

So the same with Saints. You're expressing love for that saint.

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if it is alright to kiss a statue, than why not a image God bless
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I believe the appropriateness of the veneration of Images (primarily Icons) and Relics of Christ, Our Lady, and the Saints was answered in the definitive positive in the last of the Oecumenical Councils accepted by both East and West (though Protestants tend to discount Councils 6 and 7) Nicea II in AD 787..which in fact commanded the veneration of the same as a defense of the Incarnation (if I am not mistaken), which brought about the resolution of the Iconoclastic controversy (in the East though, the controversy extended on down to AD 842 and the death of the last iconoclastic Roman emperor).
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Old Jun 29, '12, 2:25 pm
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which in fact commanded the veneration of the same as a defense of the Incarnation (if I am not mistaken
Thanks. I think that the Incarnation was an argument FOR veneration of icons etc. One of the saints taught that God became flesh, and the invisible God was made visible and able to venerate in a visible way. Therefore the icons are then allowed.
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Thanks for all your input and postings. I was wondering more specifically with the kissing, because it would be like kissing your brother or sister. I don't know if this makes complete sense, but I'm sure you can explain it to me.
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