- Jul 17, 2018
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What is the theological reason icons must be bowed to and kissed under penalty of anathema? When I talk to Protestants considering Orthodoxy this is often a stumbling block. Most Protestants i talk to have no problem with depiction nor the principle of bowing to something in honor, but they don't understand why the Church binds the conscience to bow to icons when it's not clear the apostles taught this.