I. VIDEOS IN ENGLISH
Now available in America, this is the English version of a fascinating two-part portrayal of the 1,000-year history of the Orthodox Church in Russia. Beautifully crafted, with excellent video footage and music, the video was prepared by the Moscow Patriarchate to commemorate the Millennium of the Baptism of Russia (Rus'). [English narration in this Russian production.]
Part 1 is: The Baptism of Rus': Beginnings Till the Early 17th Century (1 hour).
Part 2 is: The Triumph of Orthodoxy: Early 17th Century up to 1988 (1 hour).
The experience of the Church's Faith and saints, liturgical and monastic life in the lives of the people today is emphasized. The carefully edited video track includes beautiful icons, architecture, church interiors, drawings and paintings, archival photos and film footage, intertwined with excerpts of contemporary Divine Services, pilgrimages, processions, bell-ringing and other aspects of current Church and monastic life, all enhanced by a beautiful music track and English (British) narration. Countless places, persons and events are portrayed. For all lovers of Russia and the Orthodox Church.