In Defense of Orthodoxy

In Defense of Orthodoxy

“Only Begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, Who without change didst become man and wast crucified, O Christ our God, Trampling down death by death, Who art one of the Holy Trinity, Glorified...

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The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara Although Christian marriage places spirituality at its center, the social dimension of matrimony was kept in the Byzantine era and Christians were under the civil law in all aspects of family life. Issues of betrothal were regulated by the civil courts as were issues of adultery. For a...

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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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Getty Iris: What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell Like?

Getty Iris: What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell Like?

If you lived at the time of the Byzantine Empire, what would your daily life be like? Read about this attempt to recreate the scents of worship, home, and humanity in Constantinople – including instructions for bringing these aromas to your own modern-day home. What Did the Byzantine Empire Smell...

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