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One of its inventors ( Vladimir Zworykin) was Orthodox, and its potential as an evangelical tool is doubtless immense. Unfortunately, that potential seems largely unrealised, and the effects of this technology have often been rather horrifying from the Christian point of view. Some have gone so far as to see in television the fulfillment of an alleged prophecy by St. Cosmas of Ætolus: "The time will come when the devil puts himself inside a box and starts shouting, and his horns will stick out from the roof-tiles."

On the other hand, there exist a number of Orthodox television programmes, stations, and networks. For lack of time, I have made no attempt to list them here.

Norman Hugh Redington


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