“Icons play a pivotal rôle in Orthodox living. As windows into the next world, they serve to teach us and to remind us of the importance of spiritual life. Without Icons, our Churches would very quickly become theaters full of spectators, rather than places where earth and Heaven meet, where Angels and Saints join us in worshipping the Creator, God, the Holy Trinity.”
A Guide to Orthodox Life
(Etna, CA: Center for Traditionalist
Orthodox Studies, 1996), p. 6.