MY GUEST POST: Icons, the Church and the People of God

Mandylion
The First Icon

A thick piece of wood. Clay. Chalk, linen and the skin of rabbits. Colored dirt from various regions of the earth. Duck eggs, vinegar and water. Gold or silver. The very breath of the human person and an agate stone. Fur from the tail of martens or squirrels. Oil of the flax plant.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is an icon. Or is it? Continue reading this guest post of mine over at St Corbinian’s Bear.

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