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The Icon of Theophany

  When we look at the icon of Theophany we see many different things and imagery used to tell us the story. In the very center we see Jesus Christ almost naked ... Read More

Nativity of the Theotokos

On September 8th, we celebrate the Nativity or Birth of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. The Theotokos was born to righteous parents named Joachim and Anna. Their... Read More

The Betrothal Service

This service was not always done in the Church, but now has been added to the beginning of the Service of Matrimony. In this service there is a placement of rings on... Read More

The History of Icons

Though commonplace in Orthodox Churches, these tools have an interesting history and an interesting interpretation from outside of the Church. So first, let’s defi... Read More

The Icon of the Nativity

Byzantine Iconography has the ability to portray a whole story in a snap shot, without necessarily all having had happened during the same moment. The Icon of the Na... Read More

The Twelve Major Feasts

In the Orthodox Church we celebrate the memory of many saints and events every day in the Church, but out of these thousands of “feasts” there are the 12 major f... Read More