Valentine’s Day is almost there (not here!), but those aren’t the candles and kisses we’re referring to in the title. Worshipers at the local church often incorporate candles as they pray to the many icons that line the walls and pillars of the church. Icons are often approached and kissed as people pray. While there is a reverence that is palpable in these places, there is also a feeling of yearning for¬†assurance and hope that we know can only come from the Living Christ.

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