Be the Bee # 169 | Why We Venerate Icons (Sunday of Orthodoxy, Triumph of Orthodoxy)

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“On this day, the first Sunday of Lent, we commemorate the restoration of the holy and venerable icons…” (Synaxarion for the Sunday of Orthodoxy) In this Episode:

00:00​ Sunday of Orthodoxy

1:34​ Connection to Great Lent

2:33​ Prophets & Promise

4:48​ Jacob’s Ladder

8:33​ Seeing the Lord’s Face

9:36​ Promise Fulfilled

12:15​ The Triumph of Orthodoxy

What this Episode is About: After weeks of learning about forgiveness and pride and judgment, we begin Great Lent with a Sunday dedicated to icons. Why? On one level, this is the anniversary of the triumph over Iconoclasm in 843 AD. But there’s more to this triumph than meets the eye. So we’ll take a deep dive into the theology of icons to learn that God made a promise to His saints. That He would unite heaven and earth. That we could look upon the face of the Lord and live. And this promise is fulfilled in us. We hold up icons as proof of this promise, the treasures we display in the Triumph of Orthodoxy. As always, we’ve prepared a FREE downloadable workbook to help you act on what you’ll learn. ***CLICK HERE***

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