Icon or Iconoclast?

I recently had the great joy and pleasure of serving at St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church in Boise, Idaho.  Since it is in the ROCOR jurisdiction it is on the Old Calendar.  So, Sunday, October 25, commemorated the Seventh Ecumenical Council and the Church’s ultimate victory in the Iconoclastic Controversy.  The destruction of icons had officially ended, and the restoration and writing of new icons could begin. Read the rest of this entry »