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From the Little Mountain takes you through a year at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia. This video is an attempt to portray some of the beauty and struggle of monastic life using quotes from the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Insights about monasticism from one of the senior monks at the monastery are given as you are visually taken through the Church liturgical year and the changing seasons in the mountains. This is a unique documentary of an Orthodox monastery in the 21st century, but the imagery and principles set forth are as ancient (and relevant) as those written by the 6th century instructor of monks, Abba Dorotheos.
These prayer ropes (in Greek - komboskinia; in Russian - chotki) are hand tied by monks and nuns. They are used by Orthodox Christians as an aid to prayer, especially for the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
Winner of 5 Nika Awards (Russian Oscars) including Best Film. Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of a sin he committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.
Read by the Monks of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross pronounced clearly and calmly (in English), are the basic daily prayers said by all Orthodox Christian of the Rusian Tradition. The monks produced this recording to help those of us who, through a multitdue of worldly cares and responsibilities, are sometimes tempted to skip our daily prayers.
The Canons to the Savior, the Mother of God, and the Guardian Angel: The Akathist to the Mother of God; the Psalms, Canon, and Prayers for Holy Communion. Part I, Tracks 1 - 15, consist of the Canons and Akathist as read by a monk of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross running for 36 minutes and 20 seconds. Part II, Tracks 16 - 35, is the reading of the Order of Preparation for Holy Communion and runs for 29 minutes and thirteen seconds.
The Hermitage of the Holy Cross has recorded the reading of the Psalter on three compact discs.
The Psalms are read in a manner common to Orthodox prayer services: a simple intonation minimizing any possibility of subjective interpretation. The arrangement of the Psalms into tracks on this disc also follows the liturgical practice of the Orthodox Church, where the whole Psalter is divided into twenty Kathismata and each Kathisma into three stases. Each stasis is concluded with a Trinitarian Doxology. The Psalter is read by a monk of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross. The packaging is full-color, with the three discs attached to a tri-fold digi-pak, all of which slides into a sturdy slipcover. Our hope is that those who purchase this recording will reap years of spiritual benefit from the use of the recording, which is an excellent accompaniment on a daily commute, road trip, or a day at work.