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Why Do the Orthodox Have Icons?

...The short answer to this question is because of the Incarnation.  If photographic technology existed at the time of Jesus, we would doubtless have thousands of photos of Jesus.  Because such technology did not exist....

Why Do the Orthodox Have Icons?

What Do Icons Mean?

...The iconography of our Orthodox Church, with all of its symbolism and spiritual meaning, is central to the Church’s teaching. People are greatly influenced by what they contemplate...

What Do Icons Mean?

Why Is There No Smiling in Icons?

...Perhaps we should ask ourselves: why do we smile in nearly every photograph?  And also, why do we expect the work of an ancient culture to conform to the standards of late 20th century photography?...

Why Is There No Smiling in Icons?

Orthodox Feast Day Iconography
Orthodox Iconography of the Great Feasts (and more)







Iconography Project at St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's is blessed to have many beautiful icons within her walls. Much of what you see in these pictures is the result of an ongoing project, started in 2013, to transform the inside of our church into a beautiful window into heaven. We thank all those who have donated to this project!!

Many of the icons were purchased by families in memory of their departed family members. 

May their memories be eternal!



Today's Thought

"God will not judge us about psalmody, nor for the neglect of prayer, but because by abandoning them we have opened our door to the demons." -- St. Isaac the Syrian


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What is Orthodoxy?

"Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament.  Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles.  For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice.  Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact.  The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ."      

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. 


Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids
Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids
New Testament readings with a short commentary at the end just for kids Usually around five minutes long, it is a fantastic way to get our children into the Bible.


Daily Orthodox Scriptures
Daily Orthodox Scriptures
A Journey Together Reading Through the Bible in One Year - Fr. Alexis Kouri helps lead listeners through a reading of the entire Bible in one year.


What is the Orthodox Church?