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Pope John Paull II on Images

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by The Biblicist, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. The Biblicist

    The Biblicist Well-Known Member
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    Nov 13, 2011
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    Pope John Paul II at St Peter's Basilica said "A mysterious "presence" of the transcendent Prototype seems as it were to be transferred to the sacred image...The devout contemplation of such an image thus appears as a real and concrete path of purification of the soul of the believer...because the image itself, blessed by the priest...can in a certain sense, by analogy with the sacreaments, actually be considered a channel of divine grace." The Pope Speaks, March/April 1990, vol 35 no 2,"Icons Speak of Christian History"
  2. Bro. James

    Bro. James Well-Known Member
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    Sep 14, 2004
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    For sure, transcendent prototypes come in many shapes and sizes. Transubstantiation is in there too. Why do we give any space for such hocus pocus from the mother of hocus pocus?

    They have a completely different set of jargon.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James