Thursday, February 08, 2007

Lenin chopping off St. Luke's beard

The image of late Russian leader Lenin (R) is painted on the wall of the Greek Orthodox church of the Holy Virgin in Axioupolis, northern Greece February 6, 2007. The painting has offended traditionalists, who have threatened legal action to have Lenin's image removed. REUTERS/Griogoris Siamidis (GREECE)
He has other paintings which show that he's not totally useless as an artist. Sigh...modernism creeping into Orthodoxy as well.

The image of Jesus arriving in Jerusalem is painted on the wall of the Greek Orthodox church of the Holy Virgin in Axioupolis, northern Greece February 6, 2007. Another painting depicting the late Russian leader Lenin has offended traditionalists, who have threatened legal action to have Lenin's image removed. REUTERS/Griogoris Siamidis (GREECE)

2 comments:

Carolina Cannonball said...

Interesting. I do see they have their own problems, I need to see it... before I rush off & convert. lol

Andrew said...

Well, I guess they do have their share of problems. The only difference being that in our Church, it would probably be tolerated. God knows I've seen much worse. but in the Orthodox Church, this is seen as a departure from the received tradition and therefore something is being done about it.

Hopefully, it'll catch on in our Church as well? =)