Psalm 89/90 v. 17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it
1 Chronicles 16 v.29 :Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
“An icon is an earthly reminder about Christ, the God-Man. Icons depicting saints remind us of all those who followed in the footsteps of Christ, who were faithful and devoted to Him and who burned with love for Him. Veneration of icons is really veneration of the glory of God: whoever rejoices in the glory of God and in all things that remind us of it shall also rejoice in the coming age.Those who during their earthly life yearned for God will joyfully rush towards Him when they hear, at the Last Judgment, the words: “Come to me, you blessed ones.”
St John Maximovich, the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco