Thursday, August 24, 2006

St. Christopher - the Christ-bearer


The legend about St. Christopher (Christ-bearer) you find at: http://www.catholic-forum.com/saintS/saintc05.htm and at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Christopher


The icon may remind us, that we are all Christ-bearers, as Christ is living within us!

1 Comments:

At 4:38 pm, Blogger jake_2004 said...

This is an interesting picture, but cannot be called an icon. Why? Because it does not follow the rules/canons of Eastern Orthodox iconography.
See for example the icon of St. Christopher on page 65 of: Icon painting by John Taylor. Mayflower Books: New York,1979.
In traditional Eastern Orthodox iconography only the Theotokos, bears Christ. Such a realistic picture of a saint with an actual figure of the Christ child is not good theology.

 

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