Why do we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy on the first Sunday of Lent, what are it’s implications for us today as it had for the 9th century Byzantine Empire? The defeat of Iconoclasm in 843 led to the veneration of icons, the restoration of Icons and the birth of a new renaissance took place in iconography. At the heart of the matter was that through Christ’s incarnation all creation was forever transformed, it was made Holy.
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