PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith
Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in raising awareness of iconography as a window into heaven & finding and fostering one’s faith.
PISTEVO – The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith
In Episode IV, listen to how parishioners of Church of Our Saviour in Rye NY discuss how “faith is something you believe in, even if you do not have the answers”. “Lessons of faith have been passed down in the Orthodox Christian theology for generations, providing insight, comfort and inspiration”, notes the film.
Aphrodite Skeadas highlights how she “remembers her grandmother was the most faithful person I know, that I could remember, and every morning and every night, we would go to the Iconostasis” and “kneel before it and pray to the Virgin Mary. She taught me that you must always have your faith, and that you must always believe that the Lord is always with you, even when you don’t see him, he is always there”.
PLEASE SHARE! – WE INVITE YOU TO SHARE YOUR FAITH & ICONS
How Can You Get Involved?
1. Share Your Favorite Saint(s) & Icons(s)
- Take a photo of your favorite icon.
- Write a few sentences of 30 words or less about your faith, the icon & the Saint’s significance in your life.
2. Email the photo and text to: InspiredbyPistevo@myocn.net
- We will notify you when your photo & text is uploaded to the Orthodox Christian Network web site (myocn.net) and Facebook page – – – and shared with millions worldwide! We look forward to hearing from you.
INSPIRED BY PISTEVO
Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO & The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye, New York, the Orthodox Christian Network is embarking on a major initiative to feature iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church over the next several months and years to come. Please watch PISTEVO – “I Believe”, and join us in raising awareness of iconography as a window to finding and fostering one’s faith.
We invite you to share your experiences as to how icons have fostered your faith. Please post to the Orthodox Christian Network’s Facebook page or email us at InspiredByPistevo@myocn.net.
Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Yet even today, centuries later, iconography remains a spiritually powerful part of Orthodox Christian theology. For many, the images enhance one’s ability to go deeper into the exploration and appreciation of their faith.
Click here to view an archive of all Saint and Iconography posts.
The independent documentary depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography led by Father Elias Villis at the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY.
The epic film, PISTEVO, directed by Director, Mark Brodie, and written and produced by Taryn Grimes Herbert, expresses “why we honor the traditions of our theology and share our spiritual experience with the Orthodox world.”
Posted by Nick Mavrick. You can find Nick Mavrick on Google+