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Please View Documentary PISTEVO “I believe”–The sacred theology of Iconography Comes to Life

Rye, NY – Please visit WWW.THEARTOFBELIEF.ORG to view the short film

For immediate release:

June 21, 2015

Mark Brodie



PISTEVO “I believe”, a 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 independent documentary short depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography. Media are invited to visit the church for the luncheon/screening in addition to gathering interviews with principles involved in the film.


Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour

2195 Westchester Avenue, Rye, New York 10580


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

Click here to attend.


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 seated luncheon

2:00 PM media interviews and b-roll/still capture


Mark I. Brodie, MiB Media Works, Director

Taryn Grimes-Herbert, Writer and Producer

Father Elias Villis, Parish Priest

Archon Michael Psaros, Executive Producer and Underwriter of the Film

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

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