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An '''icon''' is a religious image (Greek εικων). The subject of an icon can be the [[Jesus Christ|Lord]], the [[Theotokos]], the [[saint]]s, and events. Images have always been a vital part of the [[Orthodox Church|Church]], but their place was the subject of the [[Iconoclasm|Iconclast Controversy]]. The first Sunday of the [[Great Lent|Great Fast]] (Lent) every year celebrates the reestablishment of the Orthodox veneration of icons. The use of iconography is considered one of the most distinctive elements of the Byzantine rite.
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