The Triumph of Jesus Christ in the Triumph of Orthodoxy

1/3/15 The first Sunday of Great Lent is celebrated as the Triumph of Orthodoxy. This is connected with the victory of the iconodules (those who supported the veneration of sacred images) over the iconoclasts (those who opposed their veneration). The heart of the victory of Orthodoxy in the restoration of iconography—as well as our veneration of the ...

An Orthodox Response to John Calvin on Icons: Icons and Idolatry

December 2014 Gabe Martini An Ancient Faith Blog Are all religious depictions idolatry? This is a question that plagued the Roman Empire near the end of the eighth century, and again in the ninth. And though our patristic forebears no doubt assumed this aversion to iconography was settled once and for all—as celebrated most pointedly on the Sunday of ...

From Baptist to Orthodox: My Journey of Faith

Gabe Martini - October 2014 This interview was conducted between two friends—one formerly a Southern Baptist, the other—the interviewer—currently a member of that denomination. Brian Davidson and Gabe Martini both studied at the same Baptist seminary, where the interviewer now works as a Ph.D. candidate. Martini is now an Orthodox Christian, with his own blog on the ...

Sola Scriptura vs. Holy Tradition: Is There a Difference?

Gabe Martini - An Ancient Faith Blog - October 2014 I have recently—and on a few other occasions—written about the differences between the Protestant approach to authority and the Orthodox. For Protestants, the final authority or rule is the Bible—a principle known as Sola Scriptura. And while some Protestants have written catechisms and other companion material to the scriptures ...