Sunday, October 29, 2017

Theodore the Studite

We just learned about the Ladder of Divine Ascent with 30 steps to follow to be a good Christian.

Another famous Monks was Theodore the Studite.

He was a monk in the city of Constantinople, which was the city in charge of all of the churches at the time.
Theodore was the first monk to say that there should be no slavery.
He also fought against the church using paintings called "icons", that were of Jesus or the apostles or other famous followers.
Instead of these icons he said they should use symbols like the cross.
There was a big argument with other church people, and it had a big name called the iconoclasm.

(from: wikipedia - theodore the studite)

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