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THE DWELLING OF THE LIGHT: PRAYING WITH ICONS OF CHRIST

by Rowan Williams
The Saviour’s face: most Christians have a sort of inherited sense of what Jesus ‘looks like’ -the tunic and mantle, the parted hair the forked beard, the intense gaze of the eyes; and it is the image that has been shaped by nearly fifteen hundred years of representations based on the ‘Pantocrator’ (’Ruler of all’) icon in one form or another, or on the equally ancient convention of the acheiropiotos image, the likeness ‘made without hands.’ …
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