Posts about icons

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Icons Miraculously Survive Fire at St. George’s in Knoxville, TN

Within the last week, fires devastated two separate Orthodox communities in North America. Early Pascha morning, a fire broke out at St. George Greek Orthodox…

Apr 16, 2015
The Sounding

Watch Iconographers Transform Walls of Church

When you walk into an Orthodox Church, one of the first things you will notice is beautiful iconography adorning the walls and ceiling. But have you ever…

Feb 05, 2015
The Sounding

How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.”…

Sep 07, 2014
The Sounding

Message of Love

As a teenager, I came back from church camp and was asked to share my thoughts about my adventure with the congregation. It was, I suspect, a combination…

Jul 16, 2014
The Sounding

Seeing with Saint Seraphim’s Eyes

“My friend, both of us at this moment are in the Spirit, you and I.” These pinnacle words from the historic conversation between Nikolay Motovilov…

Jun 22, 2014
The Sounding

Martyr Rugs and Angelic Voices

God loves us, and we can find this to be so in the beauty that surrounds us. Sometimes we are watching and listening for it. Sometimes we are not. Icons…

Jun 22, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Κατ’ εκόνα του Θεού

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή μια ομιλία του Αγίου Λουκά Αρχιεπισκόπου της Κριμαίας…

Mar 08, 2014
Orthodox News

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Message from the Assembly of Bishops

The grace of truth has shone out; the things prefigured in shadows in times of old have now been openly fulfilled in words…in writings, in thoughts,…

Mar 07, 2014
The Sounding

A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

Lucian Freud passed away in July 2011. A short time later, a 90-minute BBC documentary, “Lucian Freud: Painted Life,” was aired. In it, acquaintances…

Jan 06, 2014
The Sounding

Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

There are several ways we celebrate major feast days: there is usually a forefeast, the feast day itself, and an afterfeast or apodosis. With the feast…

Aug 26, 2013

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

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