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Orthodox icon of our SaviorJesus Christ and the children (1). Copy of a contemporary icon.
A popular icon for children, parents, and schools. Christ rebuked the disciples for preventing the little children from coming to Him."And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." Luke 18:16 Tradition states that the child on His lap is Ignatius, the future Bishop of Antioch and future martyr.