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Old Jun 25, '12, 9:45 pm
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Default What are icons?

I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I put it here because I have seen other icon threads being posted.

What exactly are icons? I have been hearing a lot about them on CAF and started wondering what they were.
I heard that they are written by people so is it okay to venerate an icon that is not written by a right person or something?

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They are windows to heaven where we see the transfigured saints, the Theotokos and Christ in their heavenly glory.
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They are windows to heaven where we see the transfigured saints, the Theotokos and Christ in their heavenly glory.
Exactly . I can spend hours looking at an icon of The Theotokos of the Passion.
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They are windows to heaven where we see the transfigured saints, the Theotokos and Christ in their heavenly glory.
interesting, this the first time I hear about such thing!, any Catholic reference for that?
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