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An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space

Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this first video, Frederica introduces the basics of of the Orthodox worship space—the altar, the iconostasis, and iconography—in order to help […]

Animated Videos

55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory eternal, Fr. Thomas Hopko! Below are the 55 Maxims in written form: 1. Be always with Christ. 2. Pray as you can, not as you want. 3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline. 4. Say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day. 5. Have a short prayer that you […]

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Featured Videos

The Crucifixion, Music by Benedict Sheehan

Composer Benedict Sheehan and the St. Tikhon’s Monastery Chamber Choir recently released a new album: Till Morn Eternal Breaks. This video is an abstract interpretation of Sheehan’s song, “The Crucifixion.” When I listened to it for the first time, I got chills. The Crucixion from Till Morn Eternal Breaks. Music by Benedict Sheehan. Preformed by […]

Theoria Produced Videos

What is the Task of Orthodox Christians Living in America?

What is the task of Orthodox Christians living in America? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick begins by noting that we must “witness Jesus Christ to this culture” and let people know that Jesus Christ is a real person, “a true presence with us. Loving us and accepting us just as we are. No matter who we […]

Ancient Faith Videos

Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 2

Similar in structure to his first devotional, Fr. Patrick relates an anecdote, reads the daily gospel reading, and then presents a meditation on the reading. Let us know what you think in the comment section below! Related posts: Devotional from Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Day 1 Prayer of Saint Patrick: Christ with Me The Word […]

Patristic Nectar Films

“Watch Then Thyself”: Spiritual practice & Digital Culture

With the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and through the agency of the St. Maximos the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions in Greece, Father Maximos (Simonopetrides) delivered this lecture in Athens during the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, May 7-9, […]