Attend a June 21 Screening of Documentary "PISTEVO: I believe"; the Sacred theology of Iconography Comes to Life

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The stunning 17-minute film packed with vivid imagery depicting the life of Jesus Christ and His saints, will be screened on June 21, 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, New York.


The Art Of Belief

The independent documentary short depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography. Traditionally, vibrant images of the saint and martyrs have adorned the walls of Orthodox Christian churches as part of its theology throughout the world. The community of the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY recently completed its sacred mission of installing iconography in an effort to enhance the spirituality of the congregation. This is their inspirational story.

Media are invited to visit the church for the luncheon/screening in addition to gathering interviews with principles involved in the film.

Mark I. Brodie, MiB Media Works, Director
Taryn Grimes-Herbert, Writer and Producer
Father Elias Villis, Parish Priest
Michael Psaros, Executive Producer

Blessing of the icons by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios (during a service)
Screening of the documentary short
Media availability of principles before, during, after (by arrangement)
Photo opportunities/red carpet

WHEN:    Sunday June 21, 2015
    9:30 AM service in the temple, blessing of the icons
(media are welcome at the service, but arrangements must be made in advance)
    12:30 PM program start
    12:40 PM film screening begins (17 minute film)
    1:00 PM buffet luncheon
    2:00 PM media interviews and b-roll/still capture

WHERE:    Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour
        2195 Westchester Avenue East, Rye, New York 10580

For more information and to view the trailer, please see our website at

To attend this event please register at

Background Information:

Iconography, the centuries-old tradition of depicting faith through images, was the primary means of teaching Christianity until written records were formally canonized as the Holy Scriptures. Yet even today, centuries later, iconography remains a spiritually powerful part of Orthodox Christian theology.

For many, the images enhance one’s ability to go deeper into the exploration and appreciation of their faith. With the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, New York, as the focal point, PISTEVO “I believe” chronicles the journey of a congregation through a multi-phased campaign to complete the Holy Tradition of iconography in their church.

The film features interviews with key stewards who brought it to life. Its compelling, brilliant, almost ethereal visuals provide the backdrop to highly personal, often emotional interviews about what iconography means to their faith. In today’s fast-paced technology-driven world, it is unusual to find things that make a group of people stop in their tracks. At every opportunity, the iconography in the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour does just that for its congregation and visitors who are fortunate enough to have that experience.

Meghan Gross

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