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 II. VIDEOS OF DIVINE SERVICES IN RUSSIA

 

VS-5.  DIVINE SERVICES
for the Feast Day of
St. Mitrophan of Voronezh
Protection Cathedral, Voronezh, Russia
* August 19th & 20th, 1989 *
with Metropolitan Mifodi
1-DVD     TIME: 2 hrs.  
ISBN 1881211-08-8   
 
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DESCRIPTION:

This rare and unusual video demonstrates the tremendous faith and spiritual vitality of the Orthodox Church in Russia. The feast-day of St. Mitrophan, Bishop of Voronezh, one of the two saints of Voronezh (the other saint is better known - St. Tikhon of Zadonsk - who also had been Bishop of Voronezh, prior to his moving to the monastery at Zadonsk) fell on a Sunday the year this videotape was made, and the church was jam-packed, with an overflow of hundreds more outside the open doors.

bullet Included are:
bullet on Saturday night, portions of the Great Vespers and Litya ;
bullet on Sunday morning -- the arrival, greeting and vesting of Metropolitan Mifodi of Voronezh (complete);
bullet the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy (almost complete);
bullet the ordination of a deacon;
bullet and excerpts of the Moleben to St. Mitrophan of Voronezh, during which the clergy stand in the center, in front of the saint's large icon.

The services are videotaped from the solea, from the choir loft, and from the center of the nave.  (Because of the crowds, packed like sardines in 95-degree heat, movement was very limited.)  The Services are sung by the cathedral's most superb choir, with considerable inspiring, thunderous congregational singing, led by a deacon. (In Russia, the people always SING - and never simply say - the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and various other hymns/prayers.)

Sixteen priests from throughout the diocese, four deacons and five sub-deacons, plus the sub-deacon who is ordained a deacon, are serving with Metropolitan Mifodi at this celebration of the feast-day of one of the major saints of the region.