How an Orthodox Christian makes the sign of the Cross

This is a helpful pictorial aid for religious education and home schools that explains how an Orthodox Christian positions their hand when making the sign of the Cross. How an Orthodox Christian positions their hand when making the sign of the cross  

Sacred Space: The Architecture and Space of a Byzantine Church

Within the narrative of faith itself, everything within the Byzantine temple is designed with biblical and theologically centered meaning to define a sacred space where a person may have an experience of being in the presence of God. This video explores the history of the early Christian communities, Byzantine Church Architecture, Iconography, and the use … Continue reading Sacred Space: The Architecture and Space of a Byzantine Church

The Old Testament Priesthood as compared to the New Testament Priesthood

...In the Old Testament, it was prophesied by Isaiah and Ezekiel that the Lord God would come as a shepherd to His flock (Isaiah 40:11) (Ezekiel 34:12, 34:23).   In John 10:7-16, Jesus Christ declares himself as the shepherd and Jesus Christ's ministry is precisely that, the shepherding of the people, the body of the Church....

Orthodox Christian Youth Craft for Christmas Lent – Christmas (Advent) Wreath

For Orthodox Christians, the fast period for the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ begins on November 15 and extends through December 25. Orthodox Christians often refer to this time as the Christmas Fast or Christmas Lent. This is a spiritual period of moderate fasting, prayer, scripture reading and reflection on the coming … Continue reading Orthodox Christian Youth Craft for Christmas Lent – Christmas (Advent) Wreath