The Veneration of Angels and Men is BiblicalFra Bartolomeo, “The Annunciation”, 1497 BLOGS | AUG. 24, 2017 The Veneration of Angels and Men is Biblical “The veneration of sacred images is based on the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God. It is not contrary to the first commandment.” (CCC 2141) By Dave Armstrong
I’d like to examine several relevant biblical texts in support of this practice which is fully embedded within Catholic tradition, but strongly contested by our Protestant brethren.
Genesis 18:1-2, 22 (RSV) And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.  He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the earth, . . .  So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham still stood before the LORD.