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 Orthodox Christianity. Take three minutes to watch the video above and let us know what you think!

The above video is part 3 in an ongoing series from Theoria entitled, Welcome to the Orthodox Church

Watch Video 1 | Watch Video 2 | Watch Video 3  | Watch Video 4 | Watch Video 5

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Ben Cabe

Ben Cabe is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Married with two children, he loves to read works of philosophy and theology and is especially interested in how the early Church Fathers utilized and refashioned the philosophical language of the time in order to incarnate divine truth. Ben makes a living by solving problems for businesses through visual communication and animated web content.