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What Happens When We Look Upon the Cross

14Sep

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Amanda Zurface Amanda Zurface

Amanda Zurface is the Catholic Campaign Coordinator for Covenant Eyes. Amanda holds a License and MA in Canon Law and BA’s in Catholic Theology and Social Justice. Amanda has served in various roles within the Catholic Church both in the United States and internationally. She resides in Washington Court House, Ohio.

Comments (2)

Luc Lalongé - September 16, 2016 5:40 pm

Thank you for your article.

For many centuries, the Eastern Church (Orthodox) has been meditating with icons. Did you know that one of the purposes of icons is to aid the faithful in prayer and meditation on the person or the salvific significance of the event depicted (like the cruxifiction)? Icons keeps the mind from wandering and helps focus one’s attention on prayer. They also serve as a reminder to all the Christians of God’s omnipresent and immanence in the world.
If you want to know more, here’s a couple of websites to check out:

http://www.orthodoxphotos.com/readings/Orthodox_Church/icons.shtml
http://www.antiochian.org/icons-eastern-orthodoxy

-Love in Christ
Luc Lalongé

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    Joe - September 23, 2016 12:24 am

    Amen. …I like the comment

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