Orthodox Christianity and Popular Culture

This month we consider the topic of education as it applies to popular culture. By popular culture, we mean the media, venues for entertainment, pieces of literature, cinema, articles of clothing, and particular arts that resonate with the likings of contemporary people in certain times and in certain places. Read More

Movie Review: Arrival

During this Advent season (the 40-day preparation for the Nativity of Christ), it seemed fortuitous that the movie “Arrival” was released on Nov. 11. Based on “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, the Sci-fi mystery thriller about the arrival of aliens to Earth strikes several spiritual and universal chords that seem to parallel the Christmas celebration. More »

Faith and Pop Culture

Learn about the Orthodox stance on faith and pop culture. Discovering Orthodox Christianity is a series of talks, shows, and presentations designed to introduce and explain the basic teaching of Orthodox Christianity. More »

Orthodox Bishops' Conference Urges the Media and the Entertainment Industry to Avoid the Misuse of Christian Symbols

The Bishops’ Conference convened by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), which met in Chicago, IL, from October 3-6, 2006, issued the following statement: We urge all members of the entertainment industry to avoid the misuse of Christian symbols, especially of the Cross, through traditional media outlets such as, television, radio, film or print, but also through DVDs, the internet, computer games, iPods, and the like. More »

Orthodox Christianity and Popular Culture

This month we consider the topic of education as it applies to popular culture. By popular culture, we mean the media, venues for entertainment, pieces of literature, cinema, articles of clothing, and particular arts that resonate with the likings of contemporary people in certain times and in certain places. More »

Archdiocese Launches Orthodox Website in Response to Da Vinci Code and Gospel of Judas

New York, NY- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has launched a website with the Orthodox Response to the Da Vinci Code and the Gospel of Judas. The website includes articles by noted theologians, clergy and educators that address the issues and themes of the publications from an Orthodox Christian perspective. Links to other useful sites and resources concerning the Da Vinci Code can also be found on the website. More »