I Introduction to the Orthodox Church
A. Orthodox Art in Worship
When entering an Orthodox church for the first time, the visitor will notice many structural and decorative/artistic differences from the traditional Western Christian church. This unit of study helps the new-comer to understand the new environment – its history, development and meaning.
VIDEO – Taking a Tour of an Orthodox Church
B. Icons: Jesus is the Icon of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
VIDEO – “Windows into Heaven”
Floros & Lauros the Monk-martyrs of Illyria; Hermos the Martyr; Leontus the martyr; John & George, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Relics of Arsenios the Righteous of Paros; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Constantine the New Martyr of Capua; Matthew the New Martyr of Gerakari