Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Pan Orthodox United has shares this video about the making of wooden icons, from the Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series, with the OCN.  These icons are delicately carved out of wood – take a moment out of your busy day and watch this peaceful video that is as beautifully...

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   And today, the heretics are telling us precisely the same thing. They have the nerve to call our icons idols and us idolaters. They have cheek for anything. Let me tell you about an incident that happened recently in a town in Siberia....

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   On the first Sunday of Great Lent, our Holy Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the right belief, which trampled down all the heresies and has since become established for ever. This is why this Sunday is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy....

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The Children’s Word: A True Friend

The Children’s Word: A True Friend

What’s the best thing you ever did for a friend? Today, we hear a Gospel reading about four men who did the best thing any of us could do—they helped their friend come closer to Jesus Christ. In the story, a man who was paralyzed wanted to see Christ, so...

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Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you pray, go into your...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

Prayer Corners Around the World

  We have the best fan base on Social Media!  They are so excited about living their Orthodox faith, they send us their photos to share with the rest of the world. For Orthodox faithful, prayer corners are a sacred place, set aside in homes, where icons, vigil lamps, censers,...

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Icons From Around the World

Icons From Around the World

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...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

Prayer Corners Around the World

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...

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Icons, the Sign of the Cross, and Tradition in Orthodoxy

Icons, the Sign of the Cross, and Tradition in Orthodoxy

People who are not familiar with Orthodox Christianity may ask why we kiss icons, make the sign of the cross, or follow Tradition. Such questions can be difficult to answer in a way that non-Orthodox will understand. With this in mind, Frederica Mathewes-Green recently released a series of videos to answer common queries into...

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Watch the Documentary PISTEVO “I Believe” — The sacred theology of Iconography Comes to Life

Watch the Documentary PISTEVO “I Believe” — The sacred theology of Iconography Comes to Life

PISTEVO “I believe”, is a stunning 17-minute film packed with vivid imagery depicting the life of Jesus Christ and His saints. The independent documentary depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography at the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY. Iconography, the centuries-old...

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