Xylolators

From two Greek words meaning “worshipers of the wood,” this was used as a term of reproach by the eighth- century Iconoclasts against the orthodox who reverenced both the symbol of their faith and representations of sacred persons and objects, which had led to the veneration of pictures, icons, and images. The Iconoclasts held that only the eucharistic bread was a true image of Christ; all other images signified a return to pagan idolatry.