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Firebird Videos, Audios & Books
St. Innocent Monastic Community
Redford, Michigan

I. VIDEOS in English

(Overview)

 
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bullet VE-1. LIFE OF ST INNOCENT OF ALASKA, 2-video set
bullet "Lives of Orthodox Saints" Video Series #1
bullet We guarantee you will LOVE this video set, the first in a fascinating, pioneering new series. This is FIREBIRD'S masterpiece. The video shows live footage of where our Apostle to America lived and worked. Combines exterior life events with interior life, based mostly on the saint’s own writings. Uses 4 voices as narrators, commentator, the "voice of St. Innocent," and the voices of a few other persons.  Makes the saint "come alive," and his holiness accessible. Ideal for any educational use, conferences & seminars, Lenten programs and family/personal enrichment. Belongs in every parish library.
bullet 2-video set.  TIME: 64 mins. ISBN 1-881211-56-8   PRICE: $34.95    

bullet VE-2.  ORTHODOXY IN ALASKA:  Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Anchorage, St. Innocent Cathedral, Anchorage, AK, June 28, 1998, with His Grace, Bishop INNOCENT; [The World of Orthodoxy in Alaska Video Series, Vol. 1] 
bullet In addition to providing a glimpse of Orthodoxy in Alaska, which demonstrates the continuing legacy of St. Herman and St. Innocent of Alaska, this exquisite video is perfect for anyone who cannot participate in the Divine Liturgy in person.  The way in which Bishop INNOCENT serves is overwhelming!  Superb sermon. Magnificent icons. 
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.    ISBN 1-881211-52-5    PRICE: $24.95           

bullet VE-3.  PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY RUSSIA, Part 1[Pilgrimages to Holy Places Video Series, Vol. 1]. 
bullet See the churches and monasteries where the relics of popular saints are located, while hearing about the saints' lives.   Also includes the rebuilding of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and Iveron Chapel, witnesses to the resurrection of the Faith in Russia. 
bullet TIME: 30 mins.    ISBN 1-881211-30-4    PRICE: $24.95       

bullet VE-4.  KURSK-KORENNAYA ICON FEAST-DAY CELEBRATION, Kursk, Russia, June 18, 1993. 
bullet Shows highlights of an all-day pilgrimage in the Russian countryside, showing current rebuilding of churches and monasteries, and the vitality of the Faith in Russia today today.  Excellent educational tool.
bullet TIME: 1 hr.  ISBN 1-881211-20-7  
bullet REG. PRICE: $29.95  SALE PRICE: 24.95   

bullet VE-5.  RUSSIA: BEAUTIFUL and FAITHFUL
bullet Emphasizes the beauty of Orthodox wooden and masonry church architecture. Includes: rare footage of the newly re-opened Monastery of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk in Zadonsk; extensive interior and exterior views of a little-known, magnificent rural cathedral, built by the same architect who designed Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow; and the gorgeous Bishop's cathedral in Kursk, constructed by the parents of St. Seraphim of Sarov.  Beautiful music track. 
bullet TIME: 43 mins.   ISBN 1-881211-51-7    PRICE: $24.95     

bullet VE-6.  UNDER THE PROTECTION OF GRACE: The 1,000 History of the Orthodox Church in Russia
bullet A broad and well-crafted history of Orthodoxy in Russia, in which countless aspects of the contemporary experience of the Orthodox Faith in the lives of the people is intertwined with many facets of the historical experience that continues to live today.   A Russian production.
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.   ISBN 1-881211-28-2    
bullet REG. PRICE: $34.95   SALE PRICE: 24.95               

bullet VE-7.  THE TRINITY-ST. SERGIUS LAVRA MONASTERY:
bullet Its History and Life Today, Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk), Russia
bullet Portrays of the founding, history, architecture, relics, holy sites and current life of the most significant and influential monastery-seminary/academy in Russia.   A Russian production.
bullet TIME: 51 mins.    ISBN 1-881211-25-8    
bullet REG. PRICE: $29.95   SALE PRICE: 24.95               

bullet VE-8. MOSCOW: Pages of History
This very well done, and most fascinating video presents the history of Moscow from the 12th through the 19th centuries in a series of eight, 10-min. programs, that were prepared for the 800th Anniversary of Moscow in 1998. 
(English narration in this Russian production.)
TIME: 80 mins.   1997.   PRICE: $24.95                   

bullet VE-9. THE SPIRIT OF ST. PETERSBURG
This is a very detailed tour of Russia’s "Venice of the North," presented in twelve, 10-min. segments, depicting major sights of the former capital. Viewing this program is an ideal way for people who have been in St. Petersburg to "recapture" their experience; for those who have not yet been so fortunate to visit this charming city, it is a great way to visit it vicariously; and it is a great way to prepare in advance, for those intending to visit this splendid city of the "white nights." 
(English narration in this Russian production.)
12, 10-min. programs; TOTAL TIME: 120 mins. 1998    PRICE: $24.95   

bullet VE-10. HOW TO MAKE AN ORTHODOX PRAYER ROPE
bullet Everything you need to know in order to make prayer ropes: materials, lengths, colors, knots, crosses, tassel; as learned at the Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan.
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.  ISBN 1-881211-26-6   PRICE: $19.95         

bullet VE-11.  HOW TO MAKE ORTHODOX PROSFORA
bullet This is a totally new, excellently-crafted, all-digital production. The chief Prosfora-maker of Dormition Monastery (Rives Junction, Michigan) demonstrates exclusively for this instructional video all the techniques of how to make Prosfora. Both the Greek and the Russian styles are shown. A short Proskomedia at the end shows how the Prosfora is used. This video has the blessing of the monastery's abbess, V. Rev. Mother Gabriella.
bullet TIME: 1½ hours   ISBN 1-881211-61-4  PRICE: $19.95     

bullet VE-12.  HOLY DORMITION MONASTERY FEAST DAY PILGRIMAGE, Rives Junction, Michigan, USA, August 15, 1993; With His Grace, Bishop NATHANIEL.
bullet Includes: Introduction: The Life of the Monastery (26 mins.); Vigil of the Feast & Procession with the Shroud (19 mins.); Hierarchal Divine Liturgy with Bishop NATHANIEL (77 mins.) 
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.   ISBN 1-881211-23-1    
bullet REG. PRICE: $24.95     SALE PRICE: 19.95                   

bullet VE-13.  ORTHODOXY SUNDAY: Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers, Detroit, Michigan, 1992.
bullet The complete service.  With 21 priests of many ethnic jurisdictions. Includes a 5-minute introduction that concisely explains the meaning of icons and Orthodoxy Sunday. Excellent, large pan-Orthodox choir.  3-camera production. 
bullet TIME: 1 hr.    ISBN 1-881211-00-2    PRICE: $19.95       

bullet VE-14.  The Historical Background of the Contemporary Situation of the Orthodox Church in Yugoslavia.   A Lecture by Metropolitan CHRISTOPHER, Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America
bullet Presented at the last Eastern Orthodox Catechetical Conference in Detroit, Michigan, in August 1992.  A very different perspective from what the American media presents.
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.    ISBN 1-881211-06-1    PRICE: $14.95       

bullet VE-15.  The Mission and Challenges of the Orthodox Church - in Romania and America, Past and Present. A Lecture by Bishop NATHANIEL, Head of the OCA Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America
bullet Presented at the last Eastern Orthodox Catechetical Conference in Detroit, Michigan, in August 1992.  
bullet TIME: 2 hrs.    ISBN 1-881211-05-3    PRICE: $14.95        

bullet VE-16.  ASCENT TO HEAVEN: A Pilgrimage to the Bethlehem Cave in the Georgian Caucasus
bullet Encounter the vitality of Georgian Orthodoxy in this excellently-crafted program that chronicles the breathtaking ascent to the Bethlehem Cave at the top of Mt. Kazbek in the Caucasus Mountains in the Republic of Georgia. Led by the affable and charismatic Bishop Nicoloz of Bodbe, this pilgrimage of men and women to the highest known Orthodox church in the world was organized to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of Christ's Nativity. Includes beautiful mountain scenery of Georgia, excerpts of the Divine Liturgy served on top of the world, and Bishop Nocoloz (speaking in excellent English) about different aspects of the mountain-climbing pilgrimage. Professionally videotaped and produced by Americans. 
bullet TIME:  30 mins.   2000    PRICE:   $16.95                            

N.B. Our 2004 catalog lists  this video as "discontinued." In May 2004 we were able to obtain more copies from the producer, and so it is no longer discontinued.

bullet VE-17. WHAT IS THE PROSKOMEDIA?
bullet Briefly explains what the Proskomedia (pros-ko-meed-dee-ya) is, and then shows a complete Proskomedia. The Proskomedia is the Liturgy of Oblation, or Preparation of the Bread (Prosfora) and wine, that is done at the beginning of every Divine Liturgy, prior to the public part of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy, and is done in the Sanctuary. Therefore very few people have ever seen a Proskomedia. This video enables people to see this beautiful and meaningful part of the Divine Liturgy. It is excerpted from the end of our HOW TO MAKE ORTHODOX PROSFORA video, for convenience of use. It  is ideal for parish educational and Lenten programs, and fills a very important educational need.
bullet TIME:  25 mins.  2002   ISBN 1-881211-91-6    PRICE: $9.95   

bullet VE-18. ROMANOVS: Life of Grand Duchess ST. ELIZABETH Fedorovna
bullet Our English voice-over version of the original Russian production, which has been one of our most popular videos. An account of the life and martyrdom of the sister-in-law of Tsar Nicholas II, seen through Russian eyes. Uses considerable archival photos and film footage. Very inspiring.
bullet TIME: 1 hr.    ISBN 1-881211-82-7    PRICE: $24.95               

bullet VE-19. The Great Church of Russia:
bullet CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL, MOSCOW
bullet Its Construction, Destruction & Reconstruction; 1813, 1931, 1997
bullet Our English voice-over version of the original Russian production makes this excellent video accessible to all. See how the first Christ the Savior Cathedral came to be built, why and how it was destroyed, and the full process of its reconstruction to its original appearance. Many scenes of its present appearance and excerpts of the consecration of different parts of the enormous complex are shown.
bullet TIME: 1 hr.    ISBN 1-881211-83-5    PRICE: $24.95                

bullet VE-20.  ST. ANDREI RUBLEV MUSEUM OF ICONS
bullet at the Savior-Andronikov Monastery, Moscow
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English voice-over version of a Russian production.
About the monastery's history, St. Andrei Rublev, the establishment of  the museum, and the beautiful icons in the museum's collection.
bullet TIME: 18 mins.    ISBN 1-881211-85-1    PRICE: $14.95           

bullet VE-21.  SPECULATION IN PAINT
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English voice-over version of a Russian production.
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A fascinating inquiry into good and evil, life and death, and the role that authentic icons play in revealing the purpose of life and the life-death choices we have to make.
TIME: 20 mins    ISBN 1-881211-86-X    PRICE: $14.95                       

bullet VE-22.  ANCIENT RUSSIAN ICONS
bullet English voice-over version of a Russian production.
A real treasure for icon-lovers! About the meaning of icons. Features the icons in the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
TIME: 26 mins    ISBN 1-881211-92-4    PRICE: $19.95              

bullet VE-23.  ORTHODOX ST. PETERSBURG
bullet English voice-over version of a Russian production.Depicts the interiors and exteriors of 11 of St. Petersburg's most famous churches. Includes excerpts of Divine Services.
bullet TIME: 30 mins    ISBN 1-881211-87-8    PRICE: $19.95              

bullet VE-24. PSKOV MEN'S MONASTERY OF THE CAVES
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English voice-over version of a Russian production.
Portrays the  history and current life of one of Russia's most beautiful  monasteries, which was never shut down by the Communists. Especially known for its Pskov-style bells and Fr. Zenon's iconography studio.
bullet TIME: 20 mins    ISBN 1-881211-88-6    PRICE: $19.95              

bullet VE-25.  ENTRANCE-OYATSKAYA WOMEN'S MONASTERY
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English voice-over version of a Russian production.
Portrays the  history and current life and struggles of a newly re-opened women's monastery. Features Matushka Thecla, the Abbess responsible for the re-opening of the monastery.
bullet TIME: 30 mins    ISBN 1-881211-89-4    PRICE: $19.95               

bullet VE-26.  ST. XENIA: HER TOMB & SMOLENSK CHURCH
bullet at the Smolensk Orthodox Cemetery, St. Petersburg
bullet English voice-over version of a Russian production.
bullet TIME: 10 mins    ISBN 1-881211-86-X    PRICE: $9.95                 

bullet VE-27. CONSECRATION OF BISHOP IRINEU:
           HIERARCHAL DIVINE LITURGY with Metropolitan HERMAN presiding
A breath-takingly beautiful 3-camera all-digital professional production showing all the liturgical action at the altar for the consecration of a bishop (and deacon), and a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy concelebrated by 8 bishops, with Metropolitan Herman presiding. Shows all the action in the sanctuary that is not normally visible to the congregation.
TIME: 4 hours, 2-video set   ISBN 1-881211-94-0   
REG. PRICE: $44.95  SALE: $39.95                                           

VE-28. CONSECRATION OF BISHOP IRINEU:HIERARCHAL VESPERS
A vital component of the consecration of a bishop is the Hierarchal Vespers the evening prior to the Consecration, at the end of which there is the official announcement of the election and the Calling of the Candidate to the office of bishop, and the bishop-elect's formal acceptance of the call. Includes complete footage of all the beautiful icons at the St. George Bishop's Cathedral, Southfield, MI.
TIME: 2 hours, 1 video   ISBN 1-881211-94-0   
REG. PRICE: $24.95  SALE: $19.95

bullet VE-29. CONSECRATION OF BISHOP IRINEU: BANQUET
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The inspired words spoken by Metropolitan Herman and by Archbishop Nathaniel about the role and function of a bishop make this video worthwhile watching by anyone interested in better understanding what it is like to serve as a bishop.
TIME: 2 hours, 1 video   ISBN 1-881211-95-9  
REG. PRICE: $19.95  SALE: $14.95                                  

VE-30. CONSECRATION OF BISHOP IRINEU: COMPLETE SET OF ABOVE 4 VIDEOS
This complete set of beautiful videos is the only professional, multi-camera video-taping of the consecration of a bishop in America. They are valuable for many educational purposes and personal enrichment.
TIME: 8 hours, 4-video set   ISBN 1-881211-94-0   
REG. PRICE: $89.95  SALE: $64.95                                  

bullet VE-31. CONSECRATION OF BISHOP IRINEU: HIGHLIGHTS
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Don't want to watch the complete consecration? Want a video to show in meetings, classes, seminars? Then this Highlights of the Consecration is for you. Meticulously edited so things are not cut off in mid-air. All the most important elements of the Friday and Saturday's Services and events are included.
TIME:  90 minutes   ISBN 1-881211-96-7   PRICE: $24.95