Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Insufficiency of Scripture

Nobody believes in the sufficiency of Scripture. Not even Protestants. Ask a Protestant whether a person can be a faithful Christian, if all he does is stay home and read the Bible. He never prays, never attends church, never listens … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Sola Scriptura, The Canon of Scripture | 15 Comments

The Virgin Mary vs. Lady Gaga

Is it foolish to compare them? Of course. But sometimes fools need to be answered according to their folly. Celebrities obviously fall short of the Saints in regard to holiness.  But we live in a generation which counts holiness of … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers to Angels & Saints | 8 Comments

3D Orthodox Icons

In the previous article, we explored the Orthodox Church’s inheritance of iconography from ancient Israel.  Today, we will consider three-dimensional iconography in both Israel and the Church. The Orthodox Church is rich with icons, both 2D and 3D. Three-dimensional icons can … Continue reading

Posted in 787 A.D. - Nicea II, Church History, Icons, Israel, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Sculpture | 12 Comments

Ancient Jewish Icons

Ancient Jewish synagogues were filled with icons. While Scripture required the inside of the Jerusalem Temple to display icons of angels, the icons in Jewish synagogues depicted numerous scenes from Scripture, including: Abraham offering Isaac, The Rescue of Baby Moses, Moses … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Holy Images, Holy Scripture, Icons, Israel, Prayers to Angels & Saints, Sculpture | 29 Comments

Praying Together

A quote from a friend’s website, discussing how daily family worship is a powerful weapon against the forces of darkness: “. . . Since then, we’ve been doing Vespers every night, and have added Matins in the mornings, and it … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Education, The Orthodox Christian Family | Leave a comment

Family Evening Prayer

Posted in Christian Education, Icons, Prayers to Angels & Saints, The Orthodox Christian Family | Leave a comment

Family Morning Prayer

Posted in Christian Education, Icons, Prayers to Angels & Saints, The Orthodox Christian Family | Leave a comment