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The Orthodox Icon, Source of the Catechesis
The Orthodox Icon, Source of the Catechesis

Author(s): Roger Coresciuc
Subject(s): Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: "Gregory Palamas"; "Sophrony"; "hesychasm"; "Triads"; "knowledge"; "icon";

Summary/Abstract: The icon is a support that directs towards Image. The iconic Christian life is a very important aspect for the configuration of the contemporary catechetical language and discourse. Without denying the importance of the informal catechesis, we must draw the attention upon the risk of lingering on the informal aspect. The reality that reveals before the one who contemplates and who opens oneself to the iconicity of contemplation surpasses the stage of a simple word. Hesychia is the instrument that can be used successfully by all those who want to enter the universe of contemplation. The contemplated reality, icon and substance of the same reality, can be discovered in a gesture of reciprocal revelation in the mystery of silence and of the super-rational word.

  • Issue Year: 23/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 165-184
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English