God’s Dimension: award-winning Orthodox short-film The Alternate

God’s Dimension: award-winning Orthodox short-film The Alternate

Stephan and Andrew Robinson, under the combined name of ‘The Brothers Robinson’, are two filmmakers from Australia. In 2016, they were commissioned to create a fashion centred piece for Canberra’s annual ‘Fashfest’ event. As Orthodox Christians, the brothers see their faith as the underlying foundation of all their creative endeavours, and...

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Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

Respecting the Divine: Why Australia and All Democracies Should Care About Blasphemy Laws

In the past several months, there has been a significant increase in the number of vicious and insensitive anti-Christian public ‘artworks’ and vandalism of churches across Australia. It would be naïve to think Christianity is not frequently insulted or targeted by artists and the media, however, this spike occurred during...

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Orthodox Author Ben Anderson

Orthodox Author Ben Anderson

​In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Ben Anderson, a convert to Orthodoxy. Ben Anderson is the author of an Orthodox-inspired fantasy trilogy about the McGunnegals, a strange family with even stranger secrets. In the tradition of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, the McGunnegal Chronicles takes the reader on...

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Devout: A Documentary

Devout: A Documentary

DEVOUT is a documentary film directed by James Higginson, who captures the lives of monks and devotees living within the monasteries of the Khashuri and Kareli districts, Georgia. This region has the largest concentrated number of monasteries in Georgia whose original construction dates back to the 11th century. Mr. Higginson...

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Hadel Ma’ayeh, A Journey of Love

Hadel Ma’ayeh, A Journey of Love

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jordanian-American and Orthodox poet Hadel Ma’ayeh, about her latest book From the Heart: A Journey of Love. Hadel describes her connection to the famous St. George’s Church in Madabah and how her cultural heritage and Orthodox Faith inspire and inform her writing....

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Deleting Our Orthodoxy

Deleting Our Orthodoxy

Meet Abbot Tryphon – you may know him from his popular blog, ‘The Morning Offering’, or perhaps you’ve read one of his many books or follow him and his Monastery’s Facebook page? However, do you know the ‘real’ Abbot Tryphon? According to the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook, Abbot...

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Lazarus Cross

Lazarus Cross

From the Greek island of Santorini, the ‘Lazarus’ is a large wooden cross covered with rosemary and flowers. On the eve of Holy Week, it is a pre-celebration of the life-giving nature of the Cross which will soon be experienced. The cross is made on the morning of Lazarus Saturday...

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How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

In this episode of Journeys to Orthodoxy, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jesse Brandow, a young man  answered the call given to every Christian to bear witness to Christ. Jesse shares the story of how Orthodoxy was introduced to Guatemala with the indigenous peoples there, descendants of the ancient Mayan civilization. We...

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An Orthodox Photographer and Therapist

An Orthodox Photographer and Therapist

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Finnish Orthodox photographer and ​therapist Juha Roisko, who is a trustee of the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, the largest Orthodox Cathedral in Western Europe. Mr. Roisko describes how all the various layers of his life – artist, therapist, and Orthodox Christian...

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Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Byzanfest 2015: A World-Wide Event

Are you a filmmaker? A film buff? Then you’ve got to check out Byzanfest. It’s one of the most unique events around as it’s an online short-film festival. They’re films which must show innovation, originality, and creativity. The best part – they’re all made by Orthodox filmmakers! Byzanfest, now in...

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Prodigal: A Short Film from The Brothers Robinson

Prodigal: A Short Film from The Brothers Robinson

Orthodox film-making team The Brothers Robinson have just released a new Orthodox video titled “Prodigal. Made to mark the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, the film shows the parable in a creative visual style. Last month, the Brothers created “Theophany,” a peaceful meditative video using the Theophany Troparion. This video...

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Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St John Chrysostom

Three Holy Hierarchs: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St John Chrysostom

In the 11th century AD, there was a growing dispute among the faithful over which of these great saints was greater than the others. This led to fractures, with some favouring the teachings of St. Basil over St. Gregory and vise-versa. In order to bring an end to this pointless...

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