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Saint of the Day: St. Prokopios

Influenced by the Jewish and Muslim traditions banning the use of images of any kind in their houses of worship, the Emperor Leo III issued a decree forbidding the use of icons in the Christian Church in the mistaken belief that they represented the graven image outlawed by God in his commandments to Moses. It was against such formidable opposition that Prokopios dared to raise his voice in an impassioned plea for the iconophiles.

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