Articles tagged: Icons

16 Practical Tips for Creating & Maintaining Your Daily Prayer Habit

Life & Leisure

Greg Colker • August 23rd, 2015

Listers, many of the most-read lists we've published are prayer focused: the best prayers to say before bed, really short prayers to say throughout the day, or even prayers recommended by an exorcist to fight evil, and of course the Latin prayers we should all know. We've also covered questions... Read More →

5 Hagiographical Pearls from the Life of St. John Damascene


SPL Staff • February 24th, 2014

**Listers, in addition to remembering the great bishop and wonder-worker St. Nicholas of Myra, the Church commemorates in the same week the great ascetic, theologian, and hymnographer St. John Damascene, on the 4th of December. ** Born in the year 680 in Saracen-held Damascus of Syria, John was... Read More →

When Santa Punched a Heretic in the Face: 13 Memes on St. Nicholas


SPL Staff • November 30th, 2013

Listers, St. Nicholas was born in AD 270 and became the Bishop of Myra in Lycia (modern day Turkey). He died on December 6, 343 leaving a legacy that would grow into a strong and multifaceted cult. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left... Read More →

In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

history Theology

SPL Staff • February 20th, 2013

Listers, in the Eastern churches, the First Sunday of the Great Fast celebrates the triumph of holy images. It commemorates the end of two separate periods of iconoclasm, which took place within the space a nearly hundred years. During the iconoclastic period of Byzantine history, images of... Read More →
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