Icon of David
ICON OF DAVID TO HONOR WORSHIP MINISTERS AT CATHEDRAL
An icon of King David, poet and writer of Psalms and hymns, will be presented at Christ the King Church, Sharpsburg, during worship services on April 26. According to Bishop David Epps,rector at the church, “The icon is to be placed in honor of those singers, musicians, songwriters, worshipers, and sound, video, and visual technicians who have, during the past almost 24 years, do now, or ever will serve in the music ministry of our church.”
Epps said, “From Day 1, we have been blessed with wonderful people who have led our congregation in our approach to the Throne of God in worship.”An icon (from the Greek”image”, or “resemblance”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriential Orthodoxy, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches. Icons are frequently also seen in some Anglican and Episcopal churches.
They are not simply artworks but “an icon is a sacred image used in religious devotion.” The most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints , and angels. Although especially associated with portrait-style images concentrating on one or two main figures, the term also covers most religious images in a variety of artistic media produced by Eastern Christianity, including narrative scenes, usually from the Bible or lives of saints.Icons may also be cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, painted on wood, done in mosaic or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc.
Eastern Orthodox tradition holds that the production of Christian images dates back to the very early days of Christianity, and that it has been a continuous tradition since then.