The Purpose of the Orthodox Artist in the World

The Purpose of the Orthodox Artist in the World

Jonathan Jackson   The purpose of the Orthodox Artist in the world is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit, whereby thousands around us will find salvation, as Saint Seraphim of Sarov said. Her mission is to turn water into wine. To take what seems ordinary, what seems plain, colorless and...

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Excerpts From the “The Mystery of Art”: Holy Madness & Art as Suffering, Prayer and Intercession

Excerpts From the “The Mystery of Art”: Holy Madness & Art as Suffering, Prayer and Intercession

Jonathan Jackson   Since I’ve shared my journey as a young artist and glimpsed the beauty of encountering the Orthodox Faith, we can now approach “The Mystery Of Art”. This book was born out of the synergy of my artistic journey and my love for the Ancient Faith. God is...

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Encountering The Beauty Of The Church: The Way Of Love

Encountering The Beauty Of The Church: The Way Of Love

Jonathan Jackson   I would like to briefly express what the Orthodox Church means to me, as one who has entered into it later in life. This of course, is impossible to articulate with words, because it is a mystery, but I will speak, like a child in awe. I...

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Journey of a Young Artist: The Seeds of “The Mystery of Art”

Journey of a Young Artist: The Seeds of “The Mystery of Art”

“Whoever wants to become a Christian, must first become a poet”. — Saint Porphyrios When I was young, they brought me to Babylon And the night hung over my head The smoke came into my dreams In the valley of dry bones It was under the skies of Babylon Where...

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Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

Presentation of the Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God (20/11/2016)

  On Sunday, 20 November, at 12:30, the EN PLȎ publishing house and the Internet magazine PEMPTOUSIA are presenting ΤΟ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ Η ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΤΕΧΝΗ ΚΑΤ’ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΘΕΟΥ, The Greek translation of Jonathan Jackson’s book The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of God. The event...

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There are Many Journeys

There are Many Journeys

Listen to this archived interview by Fr. Chris and Emmy with Bruce Feiler, the author of  Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses, which describes one man’s epic odyssey through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mt. Sinai...

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New Title From St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press

New Title From St. Tikhon’s Monastery Press

Saint Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions & Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907) “St. Tikhon of Moscow is the father of the contemporary Orthodox Church of America: his vision, his love, and his hope. By deeply embracing his words, we will enter into his vision which was inspired from above...

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Poetry on Armenian Genocide Wins Pulitzer Award

Poetry on Armenian Genocide Wins Pulitzer Award

The Armenian Genocide is back in the news as part of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Ozone Journal is a collection of poems published last year by University of Chicago Press and was written by Peter Balakian, the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities, Professor of...

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The Basics of Orthodox Christianity

The Basics of Orthodox Christianity

  Have you ever referred to God as the “Man upstairs?”  Listen as Fr. Chris opens the program with Fr. Steven Freeman, author of Everywhere Present:  Christianity in a One Story Universe. They talk about the reality that God is omnipresent, not on the second floor but right here with us....

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Orthodox Monasteries in America

Orthodox Monasteries in America

Have you ever wanted to visit a monastery but didn’t know what to expect or where to go?  With nearly 80 Orthodox monasteries in America, there is a good chance one is within driving distance.  But how do you find one?  Where do you start? An atlas of Orthodox monasteries...

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