Culture and Arts

Publications: 41

Encountering the Mandylion Icon of Christ
Culture and Arts, Liturgical Life

Encountering the Mandylion Icon of Christ

“The indescribable glory of His face was changing through grace”—Menaion for August. Since the feast-day of the Mandylion Ikon of Christ, memories of encountering it have been galvanizing my prayer, recalling an extraordinary encounter meeting it on pilgrimage many years ago. The Mandylion Icon “Not Made by Hands” occupies a central place among Orthodox images…

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Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious Art<span class='secondary-title'>An Orthodox Minority Report</span>
Culture and Arts, Theology

Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious ArtAn Orthodox Minority Report

by Roberto J. De La Noval | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “Since the time of the Renaissance, the religious painting of the West has been one massive untruth.” So wrote Fr. Pavel Florensky in his Iconostasis, one of the most important works of 20th century Orthodox iconology. The…

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Why Orthodox Art in Eastern Europe Matters
Culture and Arts

Why Orthodox Art in Eastern Europe Matters

The Orthodox art of the predominantly Eastern Christian regions of Eastern Europe has much to offer, yet it has been relegated to the margins of inquiry. Outside of local communities and circles of academic specialists, relatively little is known about the countries, peoples, cultures, and histories of Eastern Europe. This is especially true of the…

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Covid in the Prisons: The Ungrievable Neighbor
Culture and Arts, Public Life

Covid in the Prisons: The Ungrievable Neighbor

by Joni Zavitsanos | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски “Who is my neighbor?” This question, posed coyly by a slick lawyer looking for an easy answer, is most poetically answered by Christ in his parable of the Good Samaritan. The story involves a man who is robbed, beaten, and left for…

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Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn
Culture and Arts, Liturgical Life

Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn

by V.K. McCarty | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски In preparing to participate in the services leading to Pascha, a memorable element of the Liturgy for many of the faithful is the Hymn of St. Kassia (ca.810-ca. 865 CE), “Lord, the Woman Fallen into Many Sins.” It is remembered as a…

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Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy

by Efstathios Kessareas | български  | ქართული |  Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The rhythm of the contemporary world is frenetic. The escalator, once a symbol of progress, cannot anymore serve the needs of modern humans, who are always in a hurry. Not only work but also personal life is structured according to the new tenet:…

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