Praying With Icons by Fr Thomas Hopko: Recorded lecture CD
Are icons necessary?
Starting with the premise that Jesus Christ is the image of God the Father, world-renowned lecturer Fr Thomas Hopko speaks about the icon as the Presence of the living God and dispels prejudices and erroneous practices regarding images and prayer. He notes that prayer, as "union with God by God's grace," transforms our daily routines into Paradise, and he deftly defines the relationship between prayer and imagery, addressing the question: Are icons necessary for prayer?
The Speaker: Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko is Dean Emeritus of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and a world-renowned lecturer.