This issue is an important one because the church fathers comprise an important part of the Orthodox Tradition. Pastor Wedgeworth challenges the Orthodox affirmation of veneration of icons with his assertion that the Reformers’ rejection of the veneration of icons was consistent with a part of the patristic witness.
This raises the question: Was there a patristic consensus concerning the use of icons in Christian worship? Was it supportive of icons or opposed? Readers are invited to read Pastor Wedgeworth’s article and Gabe Martini’s responses and decide for themselves.