Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

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Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

Postby Justice » Sun 16 July 2017 5:57 am

Iv'e heard that many consider the pictures of St Joseph the Betrothed holding Christ to be wrong, is this allowed or taught in the Orthodox church?
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Re: Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

Postby Justice » Sun 16 July 2017 4:45 pm

Never mind, I found out the Orthodox opinion.
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Re: Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

Postby Maria » Sun 16 July 2017 6:01 pm

Justice wrote:Never mind, I found out the Orthodox opinion.


Ah, please do share. Did your sources quote any church fathers or iconographers?
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Re: Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

Postby Justice » Sun 16 July 2017 7:56 pm

St. Joseph the Betrothed raised Jesus as an apprentice in carpentry from the time he was a boy, Jesus also wept over his grave when he died. Not to mention he's depicted holding Jesus on his shoulders in a fatherly type way.
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Re: Are Icons of St Joseph and Jesus ok?

Postby Justice » Mon 17 July 2017 4:53 am

No I don't know of any writings that speak about this certain icon.
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