The Moving Icon

The Moving Icon is hosted by Chris Vlahonasios, media writer and founder of the Orthodox Filmmakers & Artists blog. This series discusses issues relating to media, social trends, the arts, and all aspects of human expression and creativity from an Orthodox perspective. Chris also interviews various Orthodox artists about their work, inspiration, and Faith. The show’s title refers to the fact that we are all living icons of God, in His image and likeness. As images of God, we are capable of creating and appearing in all artistic works, such as film and photography. And have you ever noticed when the flame of a vigil lamp flickers, the image appears to move, as if alive?

The Moving Icon: Ostrov

When one thinks of Orthodox pop-culture, the great Russian writers Dostoevsky and The Way of a Pilgrim from the 1800s come to mind. During the 20th century,…

Apr 18, 2014

The Moving Icon: Surrealism

The latest installment of Moving Icon is titled “Remodeling 20th-century Surrealism into 21st-century Orthodox Surrealism.” We will explore…

Apr 04, 2014

The Moving Icon: Byzanfest

This week’s episode is an overview of the recent Byzanfest, the world’s first Orthodox Christian short-film festival that was entirely online. Founder…

Mar 15, 2014

The Moving Icon: Brian Whirledge

Brian Whirledge, iconographer and artist, talks about his upbringing and inspirations behind his work. Brian also discusses what lead him to Orthodoxy…

Mar 01, 2014

The Moving Icon: Derek Power

OCN’s newest podcast is hosted by filmmaker and film critic Chris Vlahonasios, who explores the world of Eastern Orthodox Christian filmmakers and…

Feb 14, 2014
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