Icons, Iconography and Idolatry

Icons, Iconography and Idolatry


The Orthodox Christian Network has been featuring iconography in many areas of our ministry. To help our non-Orthodox listeners understand the place of icons in the Orthodox Church, we’ve invited Dr. James Skedros, Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies, and Professor of Early Christianity. Listen as he discusses the history and development of iconography.

But first, we hear from Taryn Grimes Herbert.  She is the writer/producer for the documentary PISTEVO, The Art of Belief, a movie produced by Michael and Robin Psaros and family.  She shares stories from her personal experience with iconography and  interviewing members of the community in Rye, NY.

(Photo credit: Anastacia Villis)

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About author

Fr. Chris Metropulos

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.