“You should Venerate Icons of the Saints, for the Saints have been crucified with the Lord; and you should make the Sign of the Cross upon your person before doing so, bringing to mind their communion in the sufferings of Christ. In the same way you should Venerate their Holy Shrines and any Relic of their bones; for God’s Grace is not sundered from these things, even as the Divinity was not sundered from Christ’s Venerable Body at the time of His life-quickening death. By doing this and by glorifying those who Glorified God – for through their actions they showed themselves to be perfect in their love for God – you too will be glorified together with them by God, and with David you will chant: “I have held Thy friends in high honour, 0 Lord’ (Ps. 159:17. LXX).”