April 10, 2023

A painting of the burial of Christ that was restored by Greek art restorer Zarifis Zarifopoulos is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem, March 10, 2023. (OSV News photo/Debbie Hill)

Meet the artist who brings icons back to life in Jerusalem

The first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Israel had just been declared in March 2020 when icon restorer Zarifis Zarifopoulos removed his shoes and placed a sturdy carton covering atop the traditional tomb of Jesus.
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Person outstretches their arms at sunset on the beach

Sustaining a Joyous Easter Feeling

That joyous Easter feeling should last all year, this friar says.
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Woman writing in journal

On Fear

Reflect Jesus talked a great deal about fear. Knowing our human condition, he knew how sneaky fear can be, burrowing into our psyches and spirits in ways we can’t always see. He saw that many of us live in fear, ...
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Share the Good News!

Pope Francis challenges us to share boldly our faith in the Risen Christ.
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