In an 88-minute documentary issued in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of St. Tikhon’s Monastery , “America’s Holy Mountain,” filmmaker Grisha Ressetar traces the holy habitation’s history. Through the use of rare photo and movies, some from private collections and never seen before publicly, the story of the monastery is told in the context of Orthodoxy in North America. Included are the arrival of the first monks to Alaska, Patriarch Tikhon and Archbishop Arseny, the Russian Orthodox sobor of 1917-1918, the many bishops who lived there, the seminary and more. The film also interviews several with first-hand knowledge of the monastery’s history, such as Metropolitan Herman, Fr. John Nehrebecki, Fr. John Perich, Fr. Daniel Ressetar and Julia Jacewicz. Narrating is Fr. Daniel Kovalak. Recent footage features St. Tikhon’s through the seasons, from the colorful foliage of fall to the white snow of winter. Scenes from the annual Memorial Day pilgrimage are included as is the all-but-forgotten “second” monastery church, which was destroyed by an arsonist. The educational documentary makes a suitable gift or addition to a parish or personal library.
Documentary DVD showing excerpts from the church services of Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday (Pascha) at St. Anthony’s Monastery in 2007.
It shows services of the Lamentations, procession with the Epitaphios, Orthros (Matins) and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection. Duration 1 hr.
Note: Due to low lighting in the church, portions of the video were filmed in the infrared mode which did not represent the colors correctly.
DVD video showing the grounds and the churches of St. Anthony’s Monastery with Byzantine chanting from St. Anthony’s Vigil CD in the background. Duration 47 min.
The Ancient Church looks at the historical events that lead to the Great Schism, the Protestant Reformation, and the survival of the Orthodox Church over the past two thousand years.
Film is 22 minutes long.
What does it take to make a person? Human personality consists of mind, soul and body. What if something or everything fails? Is such a person still important? Is there anyone who needs him?..
The sisters and brothers of the Sisterhood named after St. Martyr Grand Princess Elisabeth and the nuns of Minsk St. Elisabeth Convent have been working for God for more than ten years. They have been building churches, painting frescoes and icons, and helping those who suffer.
Once at the territory of the Convent, one can feel that God is near, see the power of incessant prayer, be inspired with a special atmosphere of Christian love and unity.
Why is the Lord so kind to this Convent surrounded by two boarding homes and a Psychiatric Clinic?..