Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, Discover Love the Orthodox Christian Way

Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, Discover Love the Orthodox Christian Way

Sometimes, you have to wonder if the real meaning of love can be saved at all. In a world hungry for the truth about love, millions of people will flock to movie theaters on Valentine’s Day to view the movie version of E.L James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey and...

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Making “The Healing”: Orthodox Film-makers’ Perspective

Making “The Healing”: Orthodox Film-makers’ Perspective

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Serbian Orthodox filmmaker Ivan Jović and his wife screenwriter Monja Jović. Their film “The Healing” (Isceljenje) has been released and is receiving accolades for its portrayal of an Orthodox monk grappling with the aftereffects of war in his homeland. The interview explores the filmmakers’...

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Russian movie, The Priest

Russian movie, The Priest

“The Priest” (Russian: Поп) is a 2009 Russian drama directed by Vladimir Khotinenko. It tells a little-known story from the German occupation of Soviet territory during the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1944, a small group of priests were dispatched by the Orthodox Metropolitan of Latvia on a mission...

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Moving Icon: All These Flowers

Moving Icon: All These Flowers

In this episode of Moving Icon, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Kevin Bryce, the Orthodox filmmaker of the documentary “We are Superman.” Chris and Kevin discuss the filmmaker’s latest documentary on the topic of Bipolar Disorder, “All These Flowers,” which is in production. Click the play button at the bottom of this...

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Love Story: an Orthodox Film by Shawnee Smith

Love Story: an Orthodox Film by Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen’s co-star on Anger Management, makes her directorial debut in Orthodoxy: A Love Story. It’s a film that travels across America, exploring not just Shawnee’s own story, but that of ordinary Orthodox people she meets along the way. To listen to the interview with Shawnee, click on...

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The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

The Remarkable Missionary Efforts of Archbishop Anastasios

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana is the primate of the Orthodox Church of Albania and one of the most passionate advocates for mission work in the Orthodox Church today. The brief YouTube documentary above gives you some sense of his ministry and accomplishments. As a young theologian and then clergyman, he...

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WATCH: Orthodoxy in the British Islands

WATCH: Orthodoxy in the British Islands

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands,” a new documentary written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, just premiered on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel in Russia. According to a press release, the “film recounts the history of Orthodoxy in the British Islands, conversion of the archipelago’s peoples to Christianity, development of Christian churches...

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WATCH: A New Movie About St. Luke of Crimea, a World Famous Surgeon

WATCH: A New Movie About St. Luke of Crimea, a World Famous Surgeon

“Luka,” a new movie filmed in Ukraine and Belarus, tells the dramatic story of the world famous surgeon who would become St. Luke of Crimea. The film’s synoposis says: The year is 1917. Young doctor Valentin Voyno-Yasenetskyj with his wife and four children moved to Tashkent, beset by civil war...

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“Orthodoxy in the British Islands” Documentary Features Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokletia, Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, and Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands” Documentary Features Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokletia, Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, and Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

“Orthodoxy in the British Islands,” a new documentary written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, just premiered on the Rossiya-Kultura TV channel in Russia. According to a press release, the “film recounts the history of Orthodoxy in the British Islands, conversion of the archipelago’s peoples to Christianity, development of Christian churches...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, May 23, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, May 23, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Humanitarian Response to Flooding in Serbia and Bosnia Our top story this week: International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Serbian Orthodox Church,...

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