OC (Orthodox Calendar) is the title of wall calendars and videos first published in 2012, featuring nude and seminude photographs of members of the Orthodox Church.
Over the years, the pictures have provoked, amused, stirred controversy, upset or avenged you. #OC2018 marks a special occasion. This celebratory special edition comes as an album with a curated selection of their best pictures to date and a special anniversary photo shoot of intergalactic hooker Sherry Vine. The producers hope that their anniversary album will be upsetting to some, brilliant to many, but carrying an equally strong message to all.
The calendar is the brainchild of a group composed mostly of Orthodox Eastern Europeans of the former communist region. The primary goal was to create the first organized global effort against homophobia in the Orthodox region. At the same time, the calendar takes an ironic approach to the Orthodox Church itself, which in recent years has been embroiled in artist repression, questionable behavior, and homophobia. Through their unconventional and bold images, OC’s creative team seeks to counteract the negative and outdated influences of most of the Orthodox Church leadership. While recognizing that change might not come quickly to the official Orthodox Church position, OC nonetheless believes that at least it can encourage people (believers or not) to reflect and realize that there is an urgent need for an update in values as part of the modern society.
The drawings inluded are from a new calendar of saints by Hungarian artist Tienne.