Today is the feast of St John Damascene, a priest who lived in the second half of the seventh century. He lived in Damascus during where he wrote against the Byzantine iconoclasts. The iconoclasts sought to destroy all representations of Jesus or of the Saints, believing them to be idolatrous. St. John Damascene defended orthodoxy and sacred art. In honor of this holy priest and Church Father, some great icons:
and..... from LOL Saints
St. John Damascene pray for us!