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Icon
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Icons are flat pictures, usually painted in egg tempera on wood, but also wrought in mosaic, ivory, and other materials, to represent the Lord, the heavenly creatures and saints.

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We honor the icons (holy pictures) because they remind us of our Lord Jesus Christ, heavenly creatures and saints.

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Icons are anointed with Chrism (Myron) to be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

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We don't worship icons but we honor saints.

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Statues are forbidden.

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