2013-03-27

Mass Media Stylites

Mass media could be interpreted as a form of stylitism. As Saint Simeon Stylites, they sacrifice with their attitude the worldly dimension of existence, but end up giving in to the most perverse temptations. As Saint Simeon, they preach a sermon from the heights which, by virtue of its privileged situation, is incarnated with the sacredness of truth.

Image after Plaque of Saint Simeon (6th century AD) [pd], E. Pawtucket's orthodox icon of Saint Simeon Stylites [fu/fd] and David Yates' Berlin Television Tower [fu/fd].