The Moving Icon

The Moving Icon is hosted by Chris Vlahonasios, media writer and founder of the Orthodox Filmmakers and 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?

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…

Jun 09, 2015

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…

Jun 05, 2015

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

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

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

Anastasia Pahos: Eliksiir

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios follows up with Orthodox composer Anastasia Pahos following a concert in Melbourne, Australia which featured her classical…

Nov 18, 2014

Jacob Clark: An Orthodox Christian Theater Actor

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jacob Clark, a theater actor based in New York. Jacob’s family converted to Orthodoxy when he was a…

Nov 16, 2014

Anastasia Pahos and Sacred Music vs. Liturgical Music

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews fellow Australian and Orthodox composer and musician Anastasia Pahos. Ms. Pahos reflects on how her faith…

Oct 28, 2014

Stephan Robinson and the Three Wise Men

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Orthodox filmmaker Stephan Robinson, whose short video pitching a film about the Three Wise Men is currently…

Oct 23, 2014

Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios takes on the topic of the persecution of Christians around the world, but especially in the Middle East. He discusses…

Oct 18, 2014

Russian movie, The Priest

“The Priest” (Russian: Поп) is a 2009 Russian drama directed by Vladimir Khotinenko. It tells a little-known story from the German occupation…

Sep 24, 2014

Saints Cyril and Methodius – The Apostles of the Slavs

Hollywood doesn’t make many big-budget films of holy people, and when they do, it’s usually a dog’s breakfast. However, an exciting docudrama project…

Sep 18, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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