Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rublev's Holy Trinity exists

“There exists the icon of the Trinity by St. Andrei Rublev; therefore God exists.” Fr. Pavel Florensky

" To see an icon is so very far removed from viewing an art object. First off, an icon is never an object. Faces in an icon are never in profile, but look at us face to face. To rightly see an icon is to see it in relationship, that is, to see it personally. And the person whom we see is not the wood and paint, but the one whom the image on the wood and paint represents. It is this encounter that makes it possible to speak of an iconographic proof of the existence of God. I know there is a God because I have seen His image." - Father Stephen Freeman

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