Saints Cyril and Methodius – The Apostles of the Slavs

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 from the Czech Republic in 2013 has resulted in an excellent series on the lives and historical importance of the two brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius. Saints...

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Moving Icon: All These Flowers

Moving Icon: All These Flowers

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox filmmaker of the documentary “We are Superman.” Chris and Kevin discuss the filmmaker’s latest documentary on the topic of Bipolar Disorder, “All These Flowers,” which is in production. Click the play button at the bottom of this...

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WOAH What a Night!

WOAH What a Night!

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris interviews Michael Lujan, one of the organizers of the recent Wondrous Orthodox Arts Happening (WOAH), which took place in California. Listeners can learn details on the events of that evening and learn how to connect with the participants and take part in the...

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WOAH, that’s awesome! An Orthodox Arts and Media event on August 7th

WOAH, that’s awesome! An Orthodox Arts and Media event on August 7th

WOAH! is about bringing together Orthodox artists and art lovers for celebration, fellowship, and to provide an organized, artistic witness for the public to the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven. In this episode, Chris interviews three artists showing their work at the event: Angelica Sotiriou, a visual artist; Michael...

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We weave what we loom: Textile arts in the 21st Century

We weave what we loom: Textile arts in the 21st Century

In this episode, Chris has a conversation with Kyriaki Fuss about her expression of art in the area of textiles, including knitting and embroidery. Kyriaki is an Orthodox Christian and she shares how her creation of clothing intersects with a sense of stewardship for the environment and connection to her...

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Love Story: an Orthodox Film by Shawnee Smith

Love Story: an Orthodox Film by Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen’s co-star on Anger Management, makes her directorial debut in Orthodoxy: A Love Story. It’s a film that travels across America, exploring not just Shawnee’s own story, but that of ordinary Orthodox people she meets along the way. To listen to the interview with Shawnee, click on...

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The Moving Icon: Primetime Blush

The Moving Icon: Primetime Blush

Sex in the media is nothing new: look at Canterbury Tales or Shakespeare’s plays. We’re constantly bombarded by references in music, print and online, but there’s one medium to which we dedicate much of our free time: TV. Every home has at least one, and with the touch of a...

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The Moving Icon: Orthodox Blockbusters

The Moving Icon: Orthodox Blockbusters

In this episode, we learn about the Japanese/Russian Orthodox film “Priest San,” starring Pyotr Mamonov from “Ostrov” and American actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. We also hear about the soon-to-be-released film about St Luke the Surgeon, “Luka.” PRIEST SAN LUKA   Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network...

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Touching the Hem of God: the Work of Angelica Sotiriou

Touching the Hem of God: the Work of Angelica Sotiriou

Visual artist Angelica Sotiriou creates abstract-surreal, contemplative works of art that reflect on her personal relationship with the Divine. In this episode, Angelica talks about her life, inspiration and methodology in order to look behind the veil of Creation. Angelica is featured in this entry from Byzanfest 2014.    ...

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The Moving Icon: Ostrov

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, the films of Tarkovsky were seen as the greatest examples of expressing Orthodoxy through moving images. However, at the dawn of the 21st...

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The Moving Icon: Surrealism

The Moving Icon: Surrealism

The latest installment of Moving Icon is titled “Remodeling 20th-century Surrealism into 21st-century Orthodox Surrealism.” We will explore a new art movement that combines Orthodox phronema with mesmerizing imagery. Art we will explore during this episode is displayed below. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox...

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The Moving Icon: Byzanfest

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 of Byzanfest and host of this show Chris Vlahonasios reveals the winning films and offers brief reviews of each one. Watch the films here.

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