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Meet our Logo Artist(s)


When we first began to discuss what logo we wanted to symbolize Orthodox Christians for Life in this new era of the organization, nothing seemed more relevant than an image of the Theotokos and Christ.

Mary faced pregnancy in extremely dire circumstances, as a young teen mother in a culture where the penalty for unwed pregnancy was stoning.

Jesus, from the moment of his incarnation as a one-celled zygote, sanctified every stage of human development, and His unborn personhood was witnessed to by John the Baptist, who leapt in the womb at his mother’s greeting of the Theotokos.

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When we first began to discuss what logo we wanted to symbolize Orthodox Christians for Life in this new era of the organization, nothing seemed more relevant than an image of the Theotokos and Christ.

Mary faced pregnancy in extremely dire circumstances, as a young teen mother in a culture where the penalty for unwed pregnancy was stoning.

Jesus, from the moment of his incarnation as a one-celled zygote, sanctified every stage of human development, and His unborn personhood was witnessed to by John the Baptist, who leapt in the womb at his mother’s greeting of the Theotokos.

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and His unborn personhood was witnessed to by John the Baptist, who leapt in the womb at his mother’s greeting of the Theotokos.

An icon of the “Sweet Kissing” (the Theotokos and Christ child embracing) previously adorned some materials of Orthodox Christians for Life in the 90's, and we wanted to capture that imagery in logo form.

Enter the first artist: Matushka Ann Margitich, an iconographer who resides in Northern California with her husband, Fr. Lawrence Margitich. Mat. Ann graciously created an iconographic sketch as the basis for our logo.

We then turned to Rob Lira, a talented professional graphic designer who has created branding and marketing materials for dozens of companies over a 20-year career.

Using Mat. Ann’s sketch as an outline, Rob designed a graphic that he took through more than a dozen revisions, crafting it into the logo you see today.

The image is blue, one of the colors traditionally associated with Orthodox icons of the Theotokos, symbolizing her human nature and purity.

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An icon of the “Sweet Kissing” (the Theotokos and Christ child embracing) previously adorned some materials of Orthodox Christians for Life in the 90's, and we wanted to capture that imagery in logo form.

Enter the first artist: Matushka Ann Margitich, an iconographer who resides in Northern California with her husband, Fr. Lawrence Margitich. Mat. Ann graciously created an iconographic sketch as the basis for our logo.

We then turned to Rob Lira, a talented professional graphic designer who has created branding and marketing materials for dozens of companies over a 20-year career.

Using Mat. Ann’s sketch as an outline, Rob designed a graphic that he took through more than a dozen revisions, crafting it into the logo you see today.

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Our logo is a reminder of Christianity’s beautiful witness to the sanctity of life in all stages and circumstances, and the love we have as Christians for mother and child - that sacred relationship which brought about our very salvation.

Many thanks to Mat. Ann for providing our logo’s inspiration, and to Rob Lira who gave countless hours to develop the image that will represent what we hope to be a lasting legacy.

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The image is blue, one of the colors traditionally associated with Orthodox icons of the Theotokos, symbolizing her human nature and purity.

Our logo is a reminder of Christianity’s beautiful witness to the sanctity of life in all stages and circumstances, and the love we have as Christians for mother and child - that sacred relationship which brought about our very salvation.

Many thanks to Mat. Ann for providing our logo’s inspiration, and to Rob Lira who gave countless hours to develop the image that will represent what we hope to be a lasting legacy.

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