The Holy Icon of the Dormition

The Holy Icon of the Dormition   “From the moment Christ is born of a Mother who can be depicted, He naturally has an image which corresponds to that of His Mother. If He could not be represented by art, this would mean that He was not born of a Mother who can be depicted, but was born only of the Father and that He was not Incarnate. But this contradicts the whole divine economy of our salvation.”   These inspired words of St Theodore the Studite help us in two ways. Firstly, they emphasise the importance of the Theotokos [...]