Sunday, 31 May 2009
An icon next Sunday
At each First Sunday Thing some people have been creative in preparing a work of art. For Trinity Sunday next week the inspiration will be the icon tucked away near the south door of St Michael’s. Orthodox Christians are careful not to try to paint icons of God (because of the extreme likelihood that they would get it wrong and thus misrepresent God) but they do allow themselves to paint an icon of the Baptism of Jesus - with the Father present (his voice is heard), the Son present (Jesus being baptised) and the Spirit is present (coming down like a dove).