Valuing Traditions During the Holidays

​The Holidays are full of family, religious, and cultural traditions because our human nature finds comfort in consistency and repetition.  When a family or individual converts to Orthodoxy, there can be a ripple effect; extended family members have to adjust to new or lost family traditions.  Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and an associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute, OCCI, speaks with Fr. Chris on the complications families might face when an individual or family is received into the Orthodox faith.

Have you noticed an icon of Epiphany?  Have you wondered about the little man riding a giant fish? Continue listening as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Anthony Salzman from St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church in Watkinsville, GA, who is the iconographer for Image and Likeness.  This interview will open your eyes to the many traditions and elements of iconography.

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