Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Closing our six-part series on PISTEVO, the Art of Belief, we have Robert Augustinos, President of the Parish Council of Christ Our Savior, Greek Orthodox Church in Rye, New York. He speaks with Fr. Chris to tell us about his joys, concerns and inspirations after starting such an impressive project. Seeing the children interact with the icons during worship and teachings are his greatest encouragements.
But first, we have Fr. Ninos Oshaana to tell us more about Orthodox Circle, an Orthodox Christian social media similar to Facebook, but better. OC has chat rooms, prayer lists, icons and memorials. You can even participate in our Live Bible Study and post your questions in real time. Go to http://orthodoxcircle.com to see this fantastic ministry tool.
(Photo courtesy of Anastacia Villis)
The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops and offers videos, podcasts, blogs, and music to enhance Orthodox Christian life. Our flagship program Come Receive the Light (CRTL) is hosted by OCN’s Founding Father and President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos. CRTL program tackles a variety of topics and perspectives on Orthodox and secular life, featuring interviews with guests from every jurisdiction and all walks of life.
INSPIRED BY PISTEVO
Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO & The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye, New York, the Orthodox Christian Network is embarking on a major initiative to feature iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church over the next several months and years to come. Please watch PISTEVO – “I Believe”, and join us in raising awareness of iconography as a window to finding and fostering one’s faith.
We invite you to share your experiences as to how icons have fostered your faith. Please post to the Orthodox Christian Network’s Facebook page or email us at InspiredByPistevo@myocn.net.
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. Yet even today, centuries later, iconography remains a spiritually powerful part of Orthodox Christian theology. For many, the images enhance one’s ability to go deeper into the exploration and appreciation of their faith.
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The independent documentary depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography led by Father Elias Villis at the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY.
The epic film, PISTEVO, directed by Director, Mark Brodie, and written and produced by Taryn Grimes Herbert, expresses “why we honor the traditions of our theology and share our spiritual experience with the Orthodox world.”
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