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

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 Church in Knoxville, TN, and after the blaze, the church building itself was virtually unrecognizable. And yet, amid the rubble, something miraculous occurred. We were...

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Watch Iconographers Transform Walls of Church

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 wondered how the icons get there? This short video shows the process of adorning the walls at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in...

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

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.” (Exodus 27.20) As a child, I remember always having an olive oil vigil lamp to light up the icons in my room. It...

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Message of Love

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 of lack of sleep, the emotional high of that type of experience topped off with plain old stage fright, but about all...

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Seeing with Saint Seraphim’s Eyes

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 and Saint Seraphim of Sarov express a concept awash in my mind as I tend to the care of my granddaughter. Reactions are numerous, animated,...

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Martyr Rugs and Angelic Voices

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 have a special, deep beauty that can help us to be aware of God’s love for us and for all...

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