My Three Choices of Important Icons

I chose Saint John of Damascus because he himself was an iconophile, and here we see him actually depicted as an icon. Pretty neat.
I chose this image of Christ, because it was deemed by the Synod to be the most sinful image artists depicted, and simply because it's a very early icon and one that speaks eloquently of the turmoil and dispute icons cause. Very little of the image survives, yet the eyes tell the whole story.
Lastly, I choose this image to show the veneration of the many Saints, and to show the scale and longevity these icons had reached. It is also a good example of the intricate detail these depictions could include.
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