Posts by Chris Vlahonasios

Journeys to Orthodoxy

How Orthodoxy Came to Guatemala

In this episode of Journeys to Orthodoxy, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jesse Brandow, a young man who has just signed on to a long-term missionary stint…

Mar 03, 2015
The Moving Icon

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…

Feb 23, 2015
Orthodox News

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…

Feb 11, 2015
The Sounding

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…

Feb 10, 2015
Living Traditions

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,…

Jan 27, 2015
The Moving Icon

An Orthodox Christian App Designer

Apps have become a booming market with the expansion of smartphone use. Like the internet generally, as well as social media, there needs to be an Orthodox…

Jan 23, 2015
The Sounding

Theophany; A Short Film

Here is a new short video of the Theophany Troparion by UK-based Orthodox filmmakers The Brothers Robinson. This team, who have produced many short clips,…

Jan 14, 2015
Living Traditions

Česnica: Serbian Christmas bread

Česnica is a Serbian Christmas sweet-bread baked on Christmas Eve, which falls on January 6th in the Old Calendar. It is tall, round, and resembles a…

Jan 05, 2015
Living Traditions

Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

On the feastday of St Nicholas, which occurs on December 19th in the Old Calendar, wheat grains (žito) are planted in a small bowl or plate for this Serbian…

Dec 19, 2014
Living Traditions

Christmas Bread with Figs

This is another version of the Christopsomo. From the region of Macedonia, Northern Greece, this bread contains figs, symbolic of prosperity, wealth, and…

Dec 18, 2014
Living Traditions

Sesame Baklava

Baking sesame baklava (Μπακλαβάς Σουσαμένιος) on Christmas Eve is an old custom in Thrace and other parts of Greece. Sesame was once…

Dec 18, 2014
The Moving Icon

Making “The Healing”: Orthodox Film-makers’ Perspective

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Serbian Orthodox filmmaker Ivan Jović and his wife screenwriter Monja Jović. Their film “The Healing”…

Dec 18, 2014

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