On the Burning Bush

St. John Damascene ca. 676-749

The burning bush was an image of God’s Mother, and as Moses was about to approach it, God said: “Put off the shoes from thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” (Ex. 3.5) Now if the spot on which Moses saw an image of Our Lady was holy, how much more the image itself? And not only is it holy, but I venture to say it is the holy of holies. (Apologia Against Those Who Decry Holy Images Bk II)


  1. Who is the man in the lower left?

  2. It’s Moses. His sandals are off. If you click on the icon it allows you to enlarge it.

  3. Hello, where can one purchase such an image? Or any other icons, for that matter. Very beautiful!

  4. Thanks for the links. God bless.

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