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”
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»
10th Sunday of Luke; The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos; Hannah the Righteous, mother of Samuel the Prophet; Narses the Martyr of Persia; The Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) in the Holy City of Jerusalem