Saint Luke - Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem 2013

The First Iconographer of the Church

People who study the arts and want intercession and assistance in iconography; pray to the Holy Apostle and Evangelist, Saint Luke.  He was chosen by the Holy Mother of God and painted 7 original icons which are in various Holy sites throughout the world.  The Theotokos, on seeing the icons, said: "May the grace of Him Who was born of me and my mercy be with these icons!"

Saint Luke is Commemorated on 18th/31st of October.

O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.

About the Photographer

Jordan River 2013

Jerusalem 2013

Welcome to CAPTURE THE FAITH.  I'm an Eastern Orthodox Christian, Wife and Mommy; self taught Photographer with a background in Event Photography and Journalism.  I had the privilege and honor to shoot along side with some of the most talented and renowned photographers in New York.  A special Thank You to those of you, who have been patient with me through the years.  Your generosity and knowledge shared with me is far more memorable and priceless then any college degree.  I created this site to display and share some of my most cherished and beautiful imagery in our Orthodox Faith in the past years as a Photographer.  These images have been Captured during various photography events and historical Orthodox events.  You will also find an assortment of Eastern Orthodox Christian videos, audio recordings and sermons, which have been Captured along my journey.  I pray that these images and recordings provided here will enrich your Soul towards spiritual enlightenment.  Now that I am a wife and mother, my camera’s job circled back to my Faith and purpose in everything that I do, with Christ in mind.  Christ calls us to use the talents that He has given us for the glory of God!  Photography for me is a spiritual connection with an event or another soul through a lens; while Capturing memories and documenting events.   Doing this, its a gift to the heart, soul and our emotions; because it enables us to reconnect with our memories, forever!  In addition, a photographer is not just a photographer, but you are also part of the memory, which makes our job so profound.  I am thankful through the blessings of marriage, motherhood and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my journey in photography has led me to where I am.  An example for my family and serving my community.  I truly hope you enjoy my photos, videos and this site.  Glory be to God and thank you for visiting!

In Christ, CTF

photo credits: T - CaptureTheFaith [Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem 2013], L - Vasili [Jordan River 2013], R - Father Michael, [Jerusalem 2013], B - Bishop Christodoulos [Holy Ascension Monastery, Bearsville, NY 2011]

Holy Ascension Monastery 2011

Holy Ascension Monastery 2011

"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Mark 13:13)

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