Tag: Eastern Orthodox Easter

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    Iconographer Seraphim O’Keefe talks about how icons play a role similar to fasting in the Orthodox tradition. Both, he says, are ways of finding order and beauty. More

    May 1, 2013 | Comments

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    The age-old chants and liturgical music of Orthodox worship have a special beauty and spiritual power for Eastern Orthodox Christians. More

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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    In the Orthodox Christian tradition, icons are said to be written, not painted. The Orthodox consider making icons more a form of prayer than art, and they believe the iconographer's hand is guided by God.

    April 9, 2004 | Comments

  • The world’s more than 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast of Pascha, or Easter, at the end of Holy Week. They observe the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar followed by most westerners.

    April 28, 2000 | Comments