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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.
The Defense of Orthodoxy is a three part series which is pan-Orthodox in character and highly appropriate not only for adults but for teenagers and college students who need help in understanding the treasure of our Orthodox faith. It is very easy to understand, entertaining and full of humor.
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.