Category Archives: St. John of Damascus

St. John of Damascus: . . . let us guard ourselves not to receive the communion of heretics . . .

Icon of St. John of Damascus“With every way possible let us guard ourselves not to receive the communion of heretics nor administer it to them… this way we will not become participants of their falsehood and condemnation.”

— St. John of Damascus

St. John of Damascus: . . . iconoclasm is a ruse of the devil . . .

Icon of St. John of Damascus”Does any one who has divine knowledge and spiritual understanding not recognize that [iconoclasm] is a ruse of the devil? For he does not want his defeat and shame to be spread abroad, nor the glory of God and his saints to be recorded.”

— St. John of Damascus

St. John of Damascus: The whole earth is a living icon . . .

Icon of St. John of Damascus“The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God.”

— St. John of Damascus, Treatise