Of Icons and Akathists

Of Icons and Akathists

It’s a warm June evening, and the nave glows in the long golden light that filters through the windows in the dome. The church is light and airy, and makes me think that some of the glory of Hagia Sophia is captured here, in this tiny wood and glass building....

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Learning to Write

Learning to Write

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...

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Learn About the Icon of Saint James – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief Series

Learn About the Icon of Saint James – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief Series

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...

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ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

ICON: Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow

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...

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ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

ICON: Theotokos, Multiplier of Wheat

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...

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Learn About the Icon of Saint Andrew – The Art of Belief Series

Learn About the Icon of Saint Andrew – The Art of Belief Series

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...

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ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

ICON: Theotokos of the Three Hands

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...

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Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

There is a famous miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ, on the island of Lipsi, Greece.  This icon, called Panagia tou Harou, depicts the Virgin Mary holding a miniature crucified Christ. The miracle comes from flowers that were offered as thanks to the Virgin Mary in the 1940s.  The...

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Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

Panagia Ipseni Giving Strength, Hope to Orthodox in U.S.

By Xrisanthi (Kristin) Giannas DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the sun set on Daytona Beach, hymns began inside the Greek Orthodox Church just a few blocks from the ocean on Wednesday evening. The faithful packed St. Demetrios on Halifax Avenue, to be in the presence of two nuns, and the miraculous icon...

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Theotokos

Theotokos

I wasn’t raised to kiss or venerate icons. My spiritual leaders told me it was an archaic form of idolatry. So I sought the attributes of divinity in nature, human faces and modern melodies. I smelled fragrance of God on all of them. But then I sought refuge with a...

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