Thursday, February 10, 2011

More on Icons


Here is a wonderful quote from Metropolitan Jonah:

As St. John Chrysostom wrote, somewhere, "When you pray before your Icons, light a candle and then close your eyes! The icon is a sacrament of the Presence."

Tonight the lampada that hangs at my altar sends its red glow onto an icon of St. Nicholas. It gives the appearance of a fiery glow on his heart and I can almost see the face of Christ in that glow.

Doesn't St. Seraphim of Sarov say something about becoming truly fire?

I logically don't really need to see it to know that for St. Nicholas it is there,Christ perpetually in the heart. However have to say, I'm glad that I did see it just like that.