Today we use the word icon to mean little computer symbols, but there is a deeper meaning to icon, stemming from the Greek word for image. Icon paintings of the Christian East are famous for their workmanship and detailed rules regarding colors and positioning of the saints, drawing us into a deep spiritual experience. Each icon has meaning and tells a story. View icon images as we explore why, how, and the near destruction of the entire tradition.

Father Christopher Zugger was born in Buffalo, New York. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University and The Washington Theological Union, he was ordained a priest in the Byzantine Catholic Church in 1981. He was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help until medical retirement directed him into new pastoral work. He has been presenting for Oasis for many years on a wide variety of topics.