- Jan 6, 2016
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Hello! I was baptized in October 2015 Greek Orthodox. I understand the reason we venerate icons but is it necessary to venerate them each time we pass? At home I have several icons but I don't venerate them unless I am praying. Is this wrong? Are we supposed to venerate each time we pass? A member of the Coptic Church told me that the icons (I call them icons) that I have at home are not "really" icons because they have to be blessed with myrrh to be considered an icon so these are just "pictures". I just really want to be on the right track with everything and am trying my best to things properly. I almost feel hypocritical sometimes venerating the icon at church and then not doing it at home... Some clarity on this would help me a little. Thank you and God Bless!