Orthodox Video, Audio, Software (13)
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.
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.
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.
The Complete King James Version of the Old and New Testaments on 2-discs in MP3 Format. The discs are set up so you can pick which book of the bible you want to hear.
Eric Martin is an internationally acclaimed narrator and this work is very easy to listen to as he draws you into the Book of Our Faith.
Living the Orthodox Worldview is a recording of a lecture given by Fr. Seraphim Rose at the 1982 St. Herman Pilgrimage at the St. Herman Monastery in Platina, California. It was the final pastoral talk of Fr. Seraphim`s life—the fruit of his spiritual growth as an Orthodox Christian and his matured outlook as an Orthodox pastor. It contains many of the themes that he emphasized during the final years of his life: the need to have one`s Orthodox Faith enter into and transform the whole of one`s life, not just certain compartments of it; the need to cultivate a loving, merciful, and forgiving heart, to be simple and innocent in one`s spiritual life; the need to have a conscious Orthodox Faith, an Orthodox worldview, so that one will not be easily influenced by worldly ways of thinking and behaving; the need to be aware of the signs of the times and of the totalitarian demands that the modern world makes on one; the need to be down-to-earth and at the same time to have one`s heart in the other world with Christ; the need to nourish oneself with the Divine services, the Holy Mysteries, the Holy Scriptures, the Lives of Saints, and the writings of the Holy Fathers; the need to form the soul through the best artistic expressions of Christian culture, including Western Christian culture; and finally the need to take lessons from the experience of suffering Orthodox Christians behind the iron curtain.