Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Spiritual Edge of Journaling

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Spiritual Edge of Journaling

What is journaling?  By dictionary, it is: a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations For most of us, it can be a frequent record, if we will put a priority on it. I have had the experience of making more than one entry in a day, but who cares,...

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Jonathan Jackson: The art of acting, the role of Orthodox Christianity and my new production

Jonathan Jackson: The art of acting, the role of Orthodox Christianity and my new production

Watch Now. Jonathan Jackson talks to Pemptousia about art in today’s world, the crisis surrounding it and the spiritual dangers of misusing the gifts of God. Only by keeping Christ at the center of everything is it possible to keep art, as a gift of God, on the right path...

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The Intersection of Art and Faith

The Intersection of Art and Faith

As a Christian and a creative individual, art takes on a different meaning. As opposed to a hobby or a means of self-expression, creativity is deeply rooted in our humanity. We were made out of the act of creation, therefore we naturally create. Even if you claim to prefer logical...

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An Award-Winning Russian Animated Film about Christmas

An Award-Winning Russian Animated Film about Christmas

Mikhail Aldashin, a Russian filmmaker, produced “Rozhdestvo” (Christmas) in 1996, winning several awards that year at various Russian and international festivals. Set to the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, the film is an otherwise silent portrayal of the Christmas story, told with child-like simplicity and occasional fantastical whimsy....

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A Year of Filming on Three Continents to Produce This Documentary on Byzantium

A Year of Filming on Three Continents to Produce This Documentary on Byzantium

Even though the city of Rome fell in the fifth century, the Roman Empire continued in its Eastern lands for hundreds of years. Nowadays, historians call this Eastern Roman Empire by another name — Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire — as an easy means of distinguishing the pagan, Latin-speaking Empire...

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BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC Four in 2007, the series provides a popularized introduction to the theological and creative concerns of Christian artists in pre-modern cultures. As the series introduction puts it:...

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Jacob Clark: An Orthodox Christian Theater Actor

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 child, and his father is a retired priest. They discuss how his Orthodox faith and his acting career intersect and inform each other. Jacob also shares...

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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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Short Video on the Meaning of Icons

Short Video on the Meaning of Icons

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has an impressive collection of Byzantine iconography, and an equally impressive history of developing world-class exhibits on the history and meaning of Orthodox sacred arts and material culture. ​Helen C. Evans, who is Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art...

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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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