Saint Theodore and the Studites

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog
Saint Theodore and the Studites

As we commemorate Saint Theodore the Studite (+826) you may wonder, who were the studites? ‘Studite’ is the name given to monks who dwelled in the Monastery of Studios in Constantinople. In AD 462, a Roman patrician named Stoudios established the monastery. Over time the monastery became the most important in Constantinople, housing over seven hundred monks. This […]

Holy Icons: Finding the Balance between Matter and Spirit

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog
Holy Icons: Finding the Balance between Matter and Spirit

Icons. Immediately, you think of more than one definition — sometimes you think of an image which is familiar to you, or the little pictures on your computer screen and perhaps even the two-dimensional saints in history textbooks. Taking the first definition, we can say that icons are all around us: the likeness of a celebrity […]

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 […]