Icons: Why the Pictures?

Iconography in the Orthodox Church is something most Christians are unfamiliar with and some strongly object to.  Some churches have stained glass images of Jesus and perhaps a few biblical characters, or a cross.  There are congregations that have a popular tapestry or painting of the Lord.  But it is more for decoration rather thanContinue reading “Icons: Why the Pictures?”

Stop the Hate? See a Saint

There is no shortage of past and present racism in America. The enslavement of Africans and African-Americans and the genocide against Native Americans is well documented. Today, we are witnessing ethnic based attacks that may have been swept under the rug in the days before video recording attacks on Asian Americans and the Black LivesContinue reading “Stop the Hate? See a Saint”