Across the Border, but Close to Home

Across the Border, but Close to Home

As we continue the Nativity fast and draw near to our loved ones for Christmas; family stories seem to emanate from the warm glow of Christ’s birth. What seems like days, has been years now, since my little sister left for Mexico. Somewhere around five years ago my sister, an...

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An Epic Iconography Project

An Epic Iconography Project

  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...

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The Holy Protection of the Theotokos

The Holy Protection of the Theotokos

One of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox calendar is the Protection of the Mother of God. The Slavic people celebrate this holiday on October 1. The Greek tradition celebrates it on October 28. The tradition holds that during the tenth century, the city of Blachernae in Constantinople was...

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Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

I don’t normally get my news from facebook, but recently a friend posted about a miracle icon in Homer Glen, Illinois and I was thrilled!  I called the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church right away and spoke with Fr. Sam (Sotirios) Dimitriou.  He said the oil has been on the icon...

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Great Books and Teaching Guides for Teacher Preparation

Great Books and Teaching Guides for Teacher Preparation

Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog.  The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education.   All items featured...

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Embracing All God’s Children, Part 4: Creation/Imago Dei/Living Icons

Embracing All God’s Children, Part 4: Creation/Imago Dei/Living Icons

As the parent of special needs children, church was often a challenge for us.  While most   of our time was spent serving smaller military chapels, a trip to a parish usually promised to be stressful – as my husband was serving in the altar and there were 5 children to...

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Learn About Judas Iscariot – The Art of Belief

Learn About Judas Iscariot – The Art of Belief

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  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. Learn about the Judas...

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Learn about the Icon of St. Jude – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Learn about the Icon of St. Jude – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  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. Learn about the Icon...

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Learn about the Icon of St. Simon – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Learn about the Icon of St. Simon – PISTEVO – The Art of Belief

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church.  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. Learn about the Icon...

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PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

PISTEVO – Watch The Art of Belief Episode IV – The Definition of Faith

Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. 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. Please join us in...

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