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St. Laurence: Why Is He Holding a Grille?

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Guest homilist Abbot Gerasim explains the life and icon of St. Laurence the Archdeacon. (Learn more about one of these icons.)

Before us here, we have icon image called the image of the martyr, Archdeacon Laurence. An icon is a type of figurative art. Figurative art depicts figures. These figures represent persons. This is very different from photography, which tries to capture what is apparent to the naked eye, or the type of art we call realism, which tries to portray life as it appears to us, to reproduce our known experience. Iconography, as figurative art, uses a series of figures or…

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