Saturday, December 4, 2010

St. John Damascene

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:

From Byzantium

From Russia

 and..... from LOL Saints

St. John Damascene pray for us!

1 comment:

  1. You should try reading CS Lewis' The Chronicle of Narnia if you want to understand some truth.

    Peace be with you.