To those who persist in the heresy of denying icons, or rather the apostasy of denying Christ, and who are not counseled by the Mosaic law to be led to their salvation, nor convinced to return to piety by the apostolic teachings, nor induced by patristic … having cut themselves off from the common body of the Church, ANATHEMA.
***Incidentally, this is one of the areas where the Moscow/NSA crowd actually gets it right rhetorically. One of the reasons they are so dangerous is because they can write well in concrete terminology. I believe we shouldn’t have icons because of Christ’s corporeal presence in heaven. That’s well and good and a strong argument. I’ll admit, though, that it does not have the teeth of God’s saying to his angels, “Go trash my sanctuary.”