Idol Worship and the Screen

Idol Worship and the Screen


Christ is Risen! Watch this remarkable video. In the first few minutes, you enjoy the beautiful, uplifting celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

And then, Fr. Christopher Makiej asks a startling question: Has “the screen” replaced God? Has our “screen time” become an idol to us? Contrast those first beautiful images of worship with the many less holy things we often experience on our screens.

Technology is an important and constructive part of our society in many ways. Fr. Christopher offers a thoughtful reflection on the positive aspects of technology, and also asks us at what point our technology begins to control us.

Click to watch, and let us know what you think.

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About author

Fr. Chris Makiej

Fr. Christopher is a native of Lowell, MA. He received his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1991, and was Ordained in 1994 to the Diaconate by Metropolitan Methodios, and to the Priesthood by Metropolitan Maximos. He served as an assistant Priest at Annunciation Church in Lancaster Pennsylvania for five years and has served as Proistamenos of Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Andover, MA for the past seventeen years. In addition to the pastoral and youth ministry of his parish, Fr. Christopher has served as chaplain and Spiritual Father at Camp Nazareth, PA and Boston Metropolis Youth Camps. He also produced a regional cable television program called "Orthodox Life Today," which discusses current issues from an Orthodox Christian perspective. He also serves on the National Board of the Department of Outreach and Evangelism.