“The veneration of icons by the Church is like a lantern and the light from it has never been extinguished. It will continue to burn, as it has in the past; but its is not motionless . . . And even when all that is hostile to the icon strives to extinguish its light, covering it in a shroud of darkness, the lantern does not run dry and cannot run dry. And if, through loss of piety and devotion, the ability to paint icons should ever fade, even then the light will live on, ever ready to reappear in all its power to renew us through the victory of Christ’s Transfiguration” (Fr. Gregory Krug, Thoughts on the icon).