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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.
Watch PISTEVO – The Art of Belief Episode VI – The Iconographer
Listen to Father Elias Villis discuss learning about iconography – ‘writing with images’. He notes that “iconography is the written gospel”. “When you see a Saint, you see the life of Christ in that Saint. When you see the life of Christ in the church, you see images from his life, whether be the baptism, the resurrection, the crucifixion, the Last Supper”
The beautiful iconography of the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour was an act of prayer by famed Greek iconographer Dimitrios Mourlas. Mourlas served as an inspiration to the parishioners at the church with his prayerful, soulful work., and his iconography will inspire others for generations to come.
The complete journey of the congregation of the Rye, NY, church, documented in PISTEVO “I Believe,” can be viewed at http://theartofbelief.org.
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.
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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.”
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