Thursday, August 28, 2014

St. Theophan the Recluse on Wonderworking Icons

-Why do some icons turn out to be wonderworking?
"Because God desires it so. The working of wonders is possible only to God, and not to anyone else. Neither the icons, nor the men who take refuge with reverence in them have the power to work a wonder. The mercy of the Lord is the reason and the source of all the wonders. God, as the Master of the universe, can use every thing as an organ of His mercy."
-St. Theophan the Recluse
(amateur translation of text from source)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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