Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Eastern churches
From blog member Samer al-Batal

The ikon in the home (PDF format)
S al-B: This excerpt from Undiscovered Russia, authored by Stephen Graham who lived in tsarist times, offers a brief but very vivid description of the power this religious object of devotion once had to evoke piety in and summon forth reverence from the faithful Russian Christian. In illustrating the many traditions that surrounded it, the author illustrates how tremendous respect for this channel between the visible and invisible was ingrained in the Russian people’s collective psyche.

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