PISTEVO – The Art of Belief Episode I: The Next Generation By Nick Mavrick
Inspired by the documentary, PISTEVO, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring iconography and the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Please join us in raising awareness of iconography as a window into heaven & finding and fostering one’s faith.
The Art of Belief Episode I – The Next Generation on “PISTEVO”On Sunday, June 21, 2015, PISTEVO “I Believe” premiered at the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye, New York. Following the blessing of the iconography by Archbishop Demetrios and the screening of the film, PISTEVO’s crew sat down with three young parishioners of the Church of Our Saviour. These representatives of the next generation of the Greek Orthodox Church gave their reactions to the vibrant documentary – PISTEVO – “I Believe”
“The Orthodox Church is all about the experiences, it is all about the senses in how you experience God within the Church”, said Sotiri Michalatos, a young parishioner at Church of Our Saviour in Rye NY. “You walk into the church, the incense is the smell, you hear the chanting, you pickup a candle, you touch, you put it in the sand, do the sign of your cross, you kiss Icons, then you open your eyes. The Icons really do help you to connect with God if you let them”.
Sotiri Michalatos adds, “The point of the film is to spread Orthodoxy. We have freedom here. We can worship here in peace. We can connect with God. And that is what our goal is as Orthodox Christians. Icons are a big part of Orthodox theology”.
Watch and listen to the Next Generation share their thoughts on PISTEVO, Orthodox Christianity and the role of Iconography in their lives.