Monday, September 28, 2015

Icons Declare "I Believe"


Dear Students and Friends,

Watch this amazing short film describing the evolution of the icons presented in the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Savior in Rye, New York. You will be inspired and heartened by the faith shown by this parish, and the blessings of icons we all share as Orthodox Christians.

  • Visit the movie website here.
  • Watch the movie on YouTube.
  • Learn more about iconography and the saints on OCN.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Introducing Theoria


Theoria is an Orthodox YouTube channel, or as they style themselves, "an up-and-coming channel to spread Eastern Orthodoxy through informational, theological, and humorous videos."

Hosted by Orthodox writer Frederica Mathewes-Green, some of the very neat and interesting videos include:

  • What is the Jesus Prayer?
  • What do you mean, 'Pray to the Saints'?
  • The Great Schism and Reformation
  • And more!

These videos are great learning tools and also great witnessing tools--share them with non-Orthodox friends when they ask you what your faith is about.

May your watching be blessed! Go to Theoria now!



Monday, September 14, 2015

Video Bible Study on Acts

The Apostle Luke
Dear Students and Friends,

The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is now offering videos of a Bible study on the book of Acts, "The Church of the Holy Apostles," live and straight from Transfiguration of Our Savior Orthodox Church in Florence, SC.

Listen and learn in the comfort of your home, with your Bible at your side.

Check out the videos here!

Helps
  • Read the Book of Acts online here.
  • Orthodoxwiki about Acts.
  • Learn about the Apostle Luke (St. Luke) here.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Learning about St Gregory Palamas

St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica
Dear Students and Friends,

All this summer, Father Andrew of St Luke Church has been preaching on the homilies of St Gregory. This saint's life is so inspiring--and he was a great Orthodox influence--so I thought it would be good to supply some resources here for you to learn more about this great monk and theologian.

Biography of the Saint

Videos

Writings Online

Books
  • St Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality. Order here.
  • The Triads (In Defense of the Holy Hesychasts). Order here.
  • St Gregory Palamas: The Homilies. Order here.

May your learning be blessed!