The Repose and Translation of Saint John the Theologian

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Blog
The Repose and Translation of Saint John the Theologian

Early one morning repose in Ephesus in the year 101 AD, John, the beloved disciple of the Lord, awoke and gathered his seven disciples

“Take shovels and follow me,” he said.

The disciples were curious but obedient. Upon reaching a suitable place, John asked them to sit down and wait while he went off to pray in solitude. Upon his return, John embraced his disciples and gave final instructions …

“Take shovels and follow me,” he said. …

Our True Home

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Homilies
Our True Home

In this life, we’re all living in a wilderness. We were born into it. It’s the wilderness of a fallen world, permeated with sin. The good news is that we have a home in this wilderness: the parish. To hear more about this home, follow this link to a homily on John 3.13-17.

Saint Silouan the Athonite

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog
Saint Silouan the Athonite

Today we commemorate Saint Silouan the Athonite. Silouan was born in 1866 in the Tambov region of Russia to pious parents. He thought of God, prayed, and felt drawn to the monastic life at a young age but his father advised him to serve in the military first. After a wild period in his youth, he dreamt of a

The Conception of Saint John the Baptist

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog
The Conception of Saint John the Baptist

The prophecy of Malachi was fulfilled with the coming of the last and greatest of the prophets, St. John the Venerable Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist. As told in the gospel of Luke, John’s father Zacharias was performing his duty as high priest […]

New Iconography at St. Philothea

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog
New Iconography at St. Philothea

“Byzantine iconography has a religious function.  It seeks to express spiritual things in order thereby to help man penetrate the mysteries of the Christian religion; it seeks to help man rise to a higher level of being, to life his soul to the blessedness of God.¹” One of our goals at Trisagion Films is to […]

The Great Martyr and All Praised Euphemia

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Blog
The Great Martyr and All Praised Euphemia

Saint Euphemia lived in Chalcedon during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305). Born of Christian parents, Euphemia had great faith in Christ even in her youth. She was beautiful, chaste, and well versed in the scriptures and became the leader of a small group of Christians who performed works of love and charity among the community. Soon, Christians of the region came under the persecution of the