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

                Downloadable Readings

                What the Walls of an Orthodox Church Teach

                The Theotokos with Child

                Christ Pantokrator

                The Church Building

      B.   Icons: Jesus is the Icon of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)

                VIDEO – “Windows into Heaven”

                Downloadable Readings

                What we believe about Icons