Orthodox Perspectives on Media & Culture

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

by Father Steven Tsichlis

The Passion of the Christ is beautiful and brutal. It is a masterpiece of cinematic art, but it is also excruciating, gut-wrenching and emotionally draining. Its shockingly violent depiction of the last 12 hours of Christ’s life leaves one stunned.

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Bruce Almighty: the Problem of Individualism, and the Call to Communion

By Paraskevè (Eve) Tibbs

Carey plays an immature man named Bruce, who believes he is the victim of everyone and everything. Life just is not going his way and he blames everyone else, and above all, he blames God. The trailer to the movie asks: “If you were given God’s power for a week, what would you do? Who would you help?”

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“Watch then Thyself”: Spiritual Practice & Digital Culture

3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media

Father Maximos (Simonopetrides) delivered this lecture in Athens during the 1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, May 7-9, 2015.

This episode of Be the Bee explores three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives, and why you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well.