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Our Orthodox Life: Icons and Family Prayers
 
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We discuss our icons, patron saints, and family prayers.
Views: 2631 Paisios Jones
Using Candles and Icons in Prayer: Is It Idolatry?
 
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Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this video, Frederica talks about a lighting a candle in front of an icon. Is it idolatry? Welcome to the Orthodox Church Video Series Playlist: http://www.theoria.tv/playlist/welcome-to-the-orthodox-church/ Theoria Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos/ Theoria Website: https://www.theoria.tv Theoria Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/1UST830 These videos are based off of Frederica's new book, "Welcome to the Orthodox Church." Buy the book: http://bit.ly/1LkQIbD Frederica Mathewes-Green: http://frederica.com Music by Holy Cross Choir: http://bit.ly/1MD5vid Special thanks to Evan Brown for all his work on set.
Views: 9637 Theoria
The Miraculous Panagia of Jerusalem Icon
 
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Source: http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com Chant: The Paracletic Canon of Panagia of Jerusalem
Views: 1811 Orthoglobus
Tiny Orthodox Christian Chapel
 
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Unique home prayer chapel. I cannot find the link for Christian Decor. It was a family run business based in California.
Views: 4923 VeiledGlory
Dmitry Bortniansky, Let My Prayer Arise, Russian Icon Painters
 
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Dmitry Bortniansky, Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky, Дмитро Степанович Бортнянський, Дмитрий Степанович Бортнянский (1751- 1825), Let My Prayer Arise, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier. Works include Icon paintings from the Malo-Kirillov Monestary, Novgorod, Vologda, Mstera, Moscow, and Beliy Gorod schools, and Simon Ushakov, Simon (Pimen) Fyodorovich Ushakov, Симон (Пимен) Федорович Ушаков, (1626- 1686).
Views: 46561 Thomas Turner
Orthodox Guardian Angel Prayer
 
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Ἅγιε Ἄγγελε, ὁ ἐφεστὼς τῆς ἀθλίας μου ψυχῆς καὶ ταλαιπώρου μου ζωῆς, μὴ ἐγκαταλίπῃς με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν, μηδὲ ἀποστῇς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ διὰ τὴν ἀκρασίαν μου· μὴ δώῃς χώραν τῷ πονηρῷ δαίμονι κατακυριεῦσαί μου τῇ καταδυναστείᾳ τοῦ θνητοῦ τούτου σώματος· κράτησον τῆς ἀθλίας καὶ παρειμένης χειρός μου, καὶ ὁδήγησόν με εἰς ὁδὸν σωτηρίας. Ναί, ἅγιε Ἄγγελε τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ φύλαξ καὶ σκεπαστὴς τῆς ἀθλίας μου ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, πάντα μοι συγχώρησον, ὅσα σοι ἔθλιψα πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς μου, καὶ εἴ τι ἥμαρτον τὴν σήμερον ἡμέραν· σκέπασόν με ἐν τῇ παρούσῃ νυκτὶ καὶ διαφύλαξόν με ἀπὸ πάσης ἐπηρείας τοῦ ἀντικειμένου, ἵνα μὴ ἔν τινι ἁμαρτήματι παροργίσω τὸν Θεόν· καὶ πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ πρὸς τὸν Κύριον τοῦ ἐπιστηρίξαι με ἐν τῷ φόβῳ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄξιον ἀναδεῖξαί με δοῦλον τῆς αὐτοῦ ἀγαθότητος. Ἀμήν.
Views: 3117 Orthoglobus
Eastern Orthodox - Family Evening Prayer
 
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Here is how my family and I praise the Lord together every evening.
Views: 6022 Joseph Gleason
Heavenly King, Comforter -- Arabic Orthodox prayer
 
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Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth. Known Orthodox / Oriental christian prayer recited in Arabic. Photo: Coptic Egyptian icon of Christ. Lyrics: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. O Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, the Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come, and abide in us, and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One. In the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Trisagion is understood as addressing Christ, and is amended to read: "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, who was crucified for us, have mercy on us." ПІДТРИМАЙ УКРАЇНСЬКЕ! SUPPORT MY PROJECT THROUGH PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/zakharii
Views: 2887 Zakharii
The Icon Corner In The Orthodox Home
 
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The Icon Corner In The Orthodox Home Orthodox Beliefs And Traditions for The Sunday Of The Triumph Of Orthodoxy Please share with your friends!
How icons play a helpful role in the prayer of Orthodox Christians
 
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2016 St. John Chrysostom District Oratorical Festival
Devotion and prayer video with icon, religous incense & church candles.
 
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Enjoy this HD video of incense and red church candles as they flicker in front of an Orthodox icon of Mary the Mother of Christ (Theotokos) Play in HD and enjoy the video as it sets the mood in your home or office.
Views: 5281 Legacy Icons
How to Setup a Sacred Space in Your Home
 
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Dan Burke talks about how to setup a home altar to help us better focus our attention on the Lord when in prayer.
Views: 13740 SpiritualDirection.com
Prayer to the Softening Evil Hearts  icon Mother of God.
 
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Prayer to the Softening Evil Hearts icon Mother of God in Antiochian St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church in Saskatoon, November 28, 2018
Views: 90 Lena Kudim
TS - Wooden Orthodox Icons
 
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OVA Travel Series
Views: 1368 PanOrthodoxUnited
My Orthodox Prayer Corner
 
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They are all icons that my aunt made for me. Hopefully, now that I have a job, I will be able to buy some from my parish! Tags: Eastern Oriental Orthodox Greek Coptic Prayer Corner Icons Saints Intercessions Theotokos Jesus Christ
Views: 3114 The Orthodox Lunatic
The Icon Corner In The Orthodox Home
 
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Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 What is an Icon? Why is the Icon Corner important in Orthodox life? How to start your own Icon Corner. Feel free to email me at [email protected]
Greek Orthodox Guardian Angel Icon with Prayer
 
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Greek Orthodox Guardian Angel Icon with Prayer https://handmadewithlovegr.com https://handmadewithlovegr.com/blogs/news/guardian-angel-prayer-greek-silver-icon
Views: 312 Eleni Pantagis
Praying with Icons
 
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This video is about Praying with Icons
Views: 192 AnnunciationSac
Jesus Christ Greek Orthodox Prayer - Greek Orthodox Icons
 
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Jesus Christ Greek Orthodox Prayer sinners prayer buy greek orthodox icon online https://handmadewithlovegr.com/collections/greek-icons
Views: 317 Eleni Pantagis
Eastern Orthodox - Family Morning Prayer - part 1
 
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This is how my family and I start out every day, worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.
Views: 19814 Joseph Gleason
Exploring the Orthodox Household
 
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Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green, in this video series, on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life. In this video, Frederica talks a little bit about how Orthodox Christians practice their faith at home. Welcome to the Orthodox Church Video Series Playlist: http://www.theoria.tv/playlist/welcome-to-the-orthodox-church/ Theoria Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theoriavideos/ Theoria Website: https://www.theoria.tv Theoria Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/1UST830 These videos are based off of Frederica's new book, "Welcome to the Orthodox Church." Buy the book: http://bit.ly/1LkQIbD Frederica Mathewes-Green: http://frederica.com Music by Holy Cross Choir: http://bit.ly/1MD5vid Special thanks to Evan Brown for all his work on set.
Views: 20159 Theoria
General Orthodox Icons
 
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The Orthodox Church is full of Rich Traditions, and a vibrant Mastery of the Spiritual Arts. This is the smallest portion of it, I encourage everyone to not only view thius but embark on a spiritual journey to our God and Lord
Views: 6329 OrthodoxTeen
St Paul's Forum: Praying with the Rublev Icon
 
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Ann Persson discusses her experiences using the Rublev Icon as a tool for Christian meditation. Part of the St Paul's Forum monthly series that highlights contemporary Christian authors and their work.
Views: 8006 StPaulsLondon
Icons of Heresy (Pencils & Prayer Ropes)
 
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Views: 26926 Bible Illustrated
Be the Bee #53 | Venerating Icons
 
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What are icons, and why are they important? Best viewed in HD 1080p. Connect with us at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese's Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries! youth.goarch.org Music: "Cloud Patterns," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library "Magic Marker," by Silent Partner, YouTube Digital Library End Theme: "Noahs Stark," by krackatoa http://freemusicarchive.org/music/krackatoa/krackatoa_-_Singles_1002/Krackatoa_-_Noahs_Stark Links: Icons are Not Idols http://www.ocf.net/icons-are-not-idols/ Seventh Ecumenical Council http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith8071 Sunday of Orthodoxy http://lent.goarch.org/prayers/restoration_of_icons.asp Photo credits: Theotokos Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Feofan_Donskaja.jpg St. Luke Painting First Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Evangelist_Luka_pishustchiy_ikonu.jpg Bronze Serpent on the Pole https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_Moses_fixes_the_brazen_Serpent_on_a_pole.jpg The Holy of Holies https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holman_The_Holy_of_Holies.jpg Replica of the Ark of the Covenant https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:R%C3%A9plica_del_Arca_de_la_Alianza--6.JPG The Holy Bible https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Holy_Bible.jpg People Praying Before an Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Isadore_Patrois_-_Russian_Peasants_Praying_Before_an_Icon_-_Walters_371323.jpg Coin With Face of Emperor Leo III https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solidus-Leo_III_and_Constantine_V-sb1504.jpg Destroying Icons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:48-manasses-chronicle.jpg Panaghia Portaitissa (Iveron, Mt Athos) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iveron.jpg Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simonopetra_Aug2006.jpg The White Tower, Thessaloniki https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salonica_White_Tower.jpg Map of Greece https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greece_location_map.svg Haghia Sophia, Thessaloniki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hagia_Sophia_Inside.png Church With Bare Walls https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dutch_Church_Sleepy_Hollow_2.JPG St. John of Damascus https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Damascus_(arabic_icon).gif Icon of All Saints https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Synaxis_of_all_saints_(icon).jpg Triumph of Orthodoxy Icon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Triumph_orthodoxy.jpg Christ Icon (cover) https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/846419629/ Nativity Icon https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/204555273/ Christ Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pantokrator_13cent.jpg Sunrise https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunrise_thailand_ko_samui.jpg Nativity Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iconnativity.jpg Holy Communion https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11481063283/ Thanks for watching! God bless you!
Views: 21700 Y2AM
Orthodox Icons
 
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Father George Shalhoub from the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church teaches about Orthodox icons Video donated by http://www.beikonic.com
Views: 3158 stmarylivonia
[HD] ORTHODOX RUSSIAN SILVER+GOLD 999 RING w/ PRAYER TO JESUS CHRIST
 
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New and Strong Orthodox Ring is executed from the Sterling Silver of 925 + .999 Gold tests at the jeweller factory on Blessing of Russian Orthodox Church. On the inside of the ring there passes an engraving with an inscription in Old Slavonig Language. * O LORD JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME A SINNER * . The Jesus Prayer. The Monastic Choir of the Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour. http://www.andija.com Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-Icon/311404725592917?ref=hl eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/Andija737-LifeRelics
Views: 3625 OrthodoxStoreAndija
Orthodox Church - Peace and Prayer
 
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His Greace Orthodox Bishop John Purić talks about the peace and prayer in Orthodoxy.
Views: 1500 Orthodox Church
My Orthodox Icon Corner
 
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In this video I show you my Orthodox icon corner. Put together by myself and my wonderful wife. I hope you like it! Sorry for looking homeless... :P
Views: 1451 Finding Orthodoxy
Orthodox Prayer, How to pray? An Orthodox perspective
 
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Arise, you, O children of the light, to praise the Lord of Hosts, that He may grant us the salvation of our souls. When we stand in the flesh before You, take away from our minds the sleep of forgetfulness, and grant us alertness, in order that we understand how to stand up before You at the time of prayer, and send up to You the appropriate doxology, and win the forgiveness of our many sins. This video shows how a Christian should pray as i was taught from my Father of Confession.
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Easter Praying at Russian Orthodox Church with Lots of Candles, Icon Stations & Praying
 
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Easter Praying at Russian Orthodox Church with Lots of Candles, Icon Stations & Praying. The Easter Liturgy is the most important of the Russian Orthodox calendar and everyone comes out for the midnight service to light candles at least. It is a lengthy service and people brings cakes, wine and breads to be blessed by the Priests making rounds every 30-minutes or so prior to the midnight service. http://www.EBGOVisionMedia.com
My Eastern Orthodox Icon Wall/Corner
 
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These are our prayer walls/ icon walls/ corners. My children do not keep incense or candles in their rooms for obvious reasons.We are Eastern Orthodox converts from Roman Catholicism. Theotokos of Perpetual Help- https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190277152982324364/ Pantokrator of Sinai- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0dVnUJkT2A Saint Nazarius Abbot of Valaam- http://logismoitouaaron.blogspot.com/2010/03/theologian-by-virtue-of-thy-life-in.html Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou- http://www.stirene.org/life-of-st-irene---beta943omicronsigmaf-tauetasigmaf-alphagamma943alphasigmaf.html Saint Savva of Serbia- http://www.serfes.org/lives/stsavva.htm Saint Hilarion- http://oodegr.co/english/biographies/arxaioi/Hilary_Poitiers.htm Saint Paisius Velichkovsky- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/11/saint-paisius-velichkovsky-great.html Saint Nicholas- http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/wonderworker/ Saint Herman of Alaska- http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/st-herman-alaska.htm Saint Seraphim of Sarov- http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/47866.htm Saint Seraphim of Sarov- prayer rule to Theotokos- http://www.bombaxo.com/blog/files/rule.pdf Saint Anna, Grandmother (Yiayia) of Our Lord- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2010/07/relics-of-saint-anna-grandmother-of-our.html Panagia of Jerusalem- http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/08/miraculous-panagia-of-jerusalem-icon.html I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
Views: 2527 Mosho Choci
Tour of My Icon Corner
 
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2013 12 16 Fr. Philip's Icon Corner. Orthodox Icon Corner, House Icons, Beautiful Corner.
 
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Cameron asked me to do this as he was frustrated that I'm always in the way of it in these videos! As the house is not mine I cannot fix things to the wall in the way I might like to so this is pretty simple. I used to have a small chapel which was far better. In my old home (which was mine) the "icon corner" covered the walls of several rooms!
Views: 2330 Archimandrite Philip
Preparation for Holy Communion : Prayers and Canons by the Orthodox Church
 
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Buy the CD here! http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=CD0103
Views: 48447 Mikhail Kolitwenzew
The Orthodox Prayer Rope
 
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The who, what, when, and where of the Orthodox Prayer Rope. email me at [email protected] for questions, comments, or requests for today's Icons.
Orthodox holy icons are...'idols'?
 
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http://www.oodegr.com/english/ekklisia/praktikes/eikones1.htm http://www.oodegr.com/english/ekklisia/praktikes/eikones2.htm http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/icon_bowing.aspx It is customary for Protestants to accuse Orthodox Christians of supposedly 'worshipping' icons, or saints. However, this is an unfair accusation, which has its roots in people's ignorance on the subject. In this study, we will demonstrate the true meaning of "veneration" and "worship".
Views: 1206 JON JMATTHE
Metropolitan KALLISTOS Ware - What is Prayer? Orthodox Christian Lecture
 
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Lecture delivered at Seattle Pacific University
The Icon  A Seven Part Documentary
 
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Much Thanks to mauricecyril for Compiling and posting. :) Original Files uploaded by YouTube User PravoslEparhijaniska on on Mar 8, 2012. www.ikona.eparhijaniska.rs Merged and reuploaded as a single file. 00:00:00 Part 1 Holy Images 00:27:12 Part 2 Canons and Freedom 01:00:00 Part 3 Image of God? 01:30:00 Part 4 Struggle for Icons 02:00:00 Part 5 Types of Icons 02:30:00 Part 6 Power of the Name 03:00:00 Part 7 Teaching and Exaltation Orthodox Documentary Iconology Iconography Mystery of Icons Christian Art Encounter with God Theosis Serbian Orthodox I do not own, nor do I intend to profit from this content whatsoever. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Views: 73557 The Eastern Orthodox
Orthodox Icons Behind the Altar
 
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Father George Shalhoub from the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church teaches the orthodox icons that are behind the altar Video donated by http://www.beikonic.com
Views: 860 stmarylivonia
Orthodox Icon Corner
 
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Orthodox Icon Corner -- A corner in the family home facing east with icons used for family prayer and thanksgiving.
Views: 1297 Semto Mechal
Healing Service with the Icon of St Anna
 
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The following is a healing moleiben served in the presence of the St Anna Icon, known for answering prayers and healing diseases. For more about the icon: http://sttikhonsmonastery.org/stanna.html
The Holy Prayer Rope
 
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"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner" Trisagion Films presents a piece of Orthodoxy which is undeniably one of our most sacred weapons in spiritual warfare! The Holy Prayer rope has been used since the time of the desert fathers. A prayer rope (Greek: κομποσκοίνι, Russian: вервица, Romanian: mătănii, Serbian: бројаница, Bulgarian: броеница) is a loop of knots, usually made of wool but sometimes of wood, that is used during praying to keep track of the number of prayers which have been said. If you enjoy our videos, please consider supporting our effort on Patreon. We hope to upgrade our technology as well as recruit artists and musicians for future works. Follow and support us on: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/trisagionfilms Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TrisagionFilms Website - https://www.trisagionfilms.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trisagionfilms Trisagion Films is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to bring the Orthodox faith to all by presenting tangible theology through original videos and articles, all to the glory of God. We cover aspects of Orthodox worship and practice, pilgrimage, the lives of the saints, iconography and the sacred arts, and recordings of homilies, interviews, and special events.
Views: 54283 Trisagionfilms
Icons and Icon Painting : The Eastern Orthodox Practice of Iconography
 
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"This video covers the history and theology of icons and the essential differences between icons and western paintings of religious subjects. The traditional rules of icons regarding color, dress, senses, and prayer are covered as well as the painting of an icon. It is an excellent primer. Dennis Bell is President of St. John of Damascus Association. Video provided courtesy of Festal Creations."
Views: 8453 Mikhail Kolitwenzew
PART 2 FUNERAL POPE GREEK PRAYERS
 
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FUNERAL FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II. PRAYERS FROM THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH.
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Orthodox Authentic Divine Worship Sounds of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople
 
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Stanford scientists have digitally created the building’s unique sound, taking listeners back to the Middle Ages Twice in the past few years, Stanford scholars and scientists have worked to digitally recreate the experience of being in Hagia Sophia when it was a medieval church. Collaborating with choral group Cappella Romana, they digitally recreated the former holy building’s acoustics, and performed medieval church music in the university's Bing Concert Hall as if it was Hagia Sophia. Their efforts are part of a multi-year collaboration between departments at Stanford that asks the question: can modern technology help us go back in time? The “Icons of Sound” project focuses on the interior of Hagia Sophia, using recordings of balloon pops taken in the space and other audio and visual research to figure out the building’s acoustics by extrapolating from those noises. The scientists used that data to recreate the experience of being there—an experience that has been in some ways timeless for the almost 1,500 years the building has stood. But much has changed for the Hagia Sophia in that time. In its lifetime, the massive structure, “with its giant buttresses and soaring minarets,” has been the site of what Smithsonian writer Fergus M. Bordewich calls “a cultural collision of epic proportions”. Its name translates from Greek as “Sacred Wisdom,” he writes, and it represents the legacies of “medieval Christianity, the Ottoman Empire, resurgent Islam and modern secular Turkey.” When it was built in the sixth century (records show it was dedicated on this day in 537), Hagia Sophia was an Orthodox Christian church and the jewel of Constantinople, before it became the greatest religious building of the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century, writes Kaya Genç for The Paris Review, and a mosque. In 1935, it was secularized and turned into a museum, although there are calls from nationalist groups to turn it into a fully-functioning mosque once again. The music that Cappella Romana performs is historical Christian music. Much of their work for the Hagia Sophia project has not been heard in centuries, writes Jason Victor Serinus for Stanford’s events blog. It certainly hasn’t been performed in the former church in all that time. To recreate the unique sound, performers sang while listening to the simulated acoustics of Hagia Sophia through earphones. Their singing was then put through the same acoustic simulator and played during the live performance through speakers in the concert hall, as they also sang, making the performance sound like it was taking place in Istanbul at Hagia Sophia. “Hagia Sophia’s unique acoustics dramatically impacts not just the sound, but the performance itself,” writes the sound company that miked the singers. “Vocalists slow their tempo to work with the nearly 11-second-long reverberation time, while isokratima (the drone chanters) subtly vary their pitch to find building resonances. As a result, to create a virtual performance, the performers must hear the space in real time.” There’s no substitute for being there, as the saying goes. But since it’s impossible to travel back in time to be present at a tenth-century church service, this is maybe the next best thing.
Views: 38445 Orthodox Church
Differences Between Orthodox and Catholics (Pencils & Prayer Ropes)
 
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Views: 263374 Bible Illustrated