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Recipients and photos of the Stephanie Nicholas Scholarship.
Kennywood Park GREEK DAY on July 22, 2014, for discounted tickets,
please contact Georgia Pandeladis at 412.795.6713.
Parish Bulletin Board
Greek Festivals Guide for 2014 has been published by Holy Trinity.
Two (2) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) are available. One has been placed in the church & the second is located at Riverside Landings.
Please see the Church Events Calendar for all upcoming Church Services and our parish's ministry happenings! Note that the calendar will not show events that are scheduled for the Church Social Hall or Riverside Landing facility. If you know of an event or would like an event listed, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the event details.
Orthodox Tidbits The Platytera
Some of the American public has only a superficial familiarity with Orthodox iconography at best
and, at worst, possesses a gross misunderstanding of this important aspect of our Holy Tradition. The chief
contributor to the misinformation is the mass media and their poorly-researched work.
The word "icon" is often
used synonymously with the word "fresco". This is an early red-flag in any report that the journalist hasn't
done his homework. These two words clearly speak of different cultures and processes, totally different frames
of reference within which each was created.
Many writers commonly refer to icons as Byzantine, religious or
church "art." Again, this is a very simplistic view that betrays a total lack of knowledge of how icons are
prepared and their meaning.
Continued: The Platytera
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