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'''''[[Chrismation]]''''' is the [[sacrament]] by which a [[baptism|baptized]] person is granted the gift of the [[Holy Spirit]] through anointing with oil. As Baptism is a personal participation in the death and [[Pascha|Resurrection]] of [[Jesus Christ|Christ]], so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of the Holy Spirit at [[Pentecost]].
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'''''The [[Seventh Ecumenical Council]]''''' took place in Nicaea in 787 AD, and is also known as the '''Second Council of Nicaea.''' This [[Ecumenical Councils|Ecumenical Council]] dealt with the [[icon]]s.
  
Chrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practise. Although normally administered in conjunction with Baptism, in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive [[convert]]s to Orthodoxy through the exercise of ''[[economia]]''.  The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in the New Testament: the [[Acts of the Apostles]] show us that a sort of Confirmation was going on even in the early Church. 
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The controversy that this Council addressed was more than a struggle over different views of Christian art. Deeper issues were involved, and it is these the Council addressed: The character of Christ's human nature; the Christian attitude toward matter; and the true meaning of Christian redemption and the salvation of the entire material universe
  
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The Seventh Ecumenical Council upheld the iconodules' postion in AD 787. They proclaimed: ''Icons... are to be kept in churches and honored with the same relative veneration as is shown to other material symbols, such as the 'precious and life-giving [[Cross]]' and the Book of the Gospels.'' The 'doctrine of icons' is tied to the Orthodox teaching that all of God's creation is to be redeemed and glorified, both spiritual and material.  This was upheld in the [[Triumph of Orthodoxy]], celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent.
  
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The Seventh Ecumenical Council took place in Nicaea in 787 AD, and is also known as the Second Council of Nicaea. This Ecumenical Council dealt with the icons.

The controversy that this Council addressed was more than a struggle over different views of Christian art. Deeper issues were involved, and it is these the Council addressed: The character of Christ's human nature; the Christian attitude toward matter; and the true meaning of Christian redemption and the salvation of the entire material universe

The Seventh Ecumenical Council upheld the iconodules' postion in AD 787. They proclaimed: Icons... are to be kept in churches and honored with the same relative veneration as is shown to other material symbols, such as the 'precious and life-giving Cross' and the Book of the Gospels. The 'doctrine of icons' is tied to the Orthodox teaching that all of God's creation is to be redeemed and glorified, both spiritual and material. This was upheld in the Triumph of Orthodoxy, celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent.


Recently featured: Chrismation, Sava the New, Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, ROCOR and OCA, Pascha, Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA), Book of Kells, Archangel Gabriel, Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, Theophany. Newly featured articles are presented on Saturdays.

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