St. John Damascene, Doctor, On Holy Images


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Prescription of the Day

“The beauty of the images moves me to contemplation, as a meadow delights the eyes and subtly infuses the soul with the glory of God.”

Today is the memorial of St. John Damascene, priest and Doctor of the Church.  He lived from 676 AD – 749 AD and is well known for fighting the heresy of Iconoclasm (the word means breakers of images.)  Dealing with this violence head on, he was quite successful and the heresy faded significantly.

Applying the Prescription:

  •  Consider adding one or more sacred images (perhaps several) to your home and where you work if possible.  have them blessed and thank God for them.  Let them truly “infuse” your “soul with the glory of God.”

Let me know what you think of this posted image of the Doctor of Christian Art and Doctor of the Assumption.


Deacon Tom Gotschall, The Deacon Dad