Praying with Icons

Praying with Icons | Sunday | January 20 | 10:00 | Garden Room

Charissa Bradstreet

Early Protestants threw icons out of the church and declared them idols, but they weren’t the first iconoclasts. The use of images of Jesus and the saints as part of the church life has been debated throughout much of Christianity. Charissa Bradstreet will discuss the tradition of icons as an element of worship and private prayer in the Orthodox tradition and address some misconceptions. She will also share some of what she has experienced through the practice of “writing” an icon.