What Orthodox Iconography is…

“Be ye not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind … ” (Rom. xii.2) The religion of Christ is the revelation, by Him, of the truth. And this truth is the knowledge of the true God and of the spiritual world. But the spiritual world is not what […]

“John the Blessed” by Photios Kontoglou

Photios Kontoglou, an “emblematic Orthodox painter and novelist,” in the short story “John the Blessed” shows St. Basil the Great (Santa Claus in the Greek tradition) disappointed by human indifference finally finding hope in a young man – a shepherd whom they used to call Yiannis the blessed: “an innocent man like the sheep he […]