Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
* Icons are flat pictures, usually painted in egg tempera on wood, but also wrought in mosaic, ivory, and other materials, to represent the Lord, the heavenly creatures and saints.
* We honor the icons (holy pictures) because they remind us of our Lord Jesus Christ, heavenly creatures and saints.
* Icons are anointed with Chrism (Myron) to be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
* We don't worship icons but we honor saints.
* Statues are forbidden.
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