Films op YouTube - Engels of met Engelse ondertitels


The Priest
The Priest (Pop)
- lengte: 1.50 uur (soms geblokkeerd !)

The Priest (Russian: Поп, Pop) is a beautiful and moving film of the faithfulness and suffering of a Russian Orthodox priest and his people during both Nazi occupation and the persecution of the Communists. Lees verder ] Set in Russia and based on the true story happened during WWII. Father Alexander (Makovetsky) is making every effort to maintain peaceful life for his church during the Nazi occupation. His mission is to survive through the deadly war and save the civilians. But he is only a human... une 1941 , in a small village Quiet Latvia . Rector of a small parish, Father Alexander leads a leisurely conversation with Mother Alevtina, engaged in ordinary worldly affairs. Two hours later he finished a Sunday service. Two days later, the village will include Germans. After two months in the life of the priest Alexander Ionina will most important mission, which will not be a high-profile exploits and biblical miracles, and mainly included the return of the people of faith. And the debt will grow into a holy priest feat ... REVIEWS: Vladimir Hotinenko , director: " In the picture ... there is no ideological and didactic sense, but those discoveries that can change something in mind. We've still no other national idea than victory in the Great Patriotic War. We remember her, proud of her. Now we are ready to understand some complex pages War, which previously did not know or could not understand. " Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia : " The film ... made me a very good impression. I would like to congratulate the creative team that worked on this film. And God forbid that he received recognition of our viewers. In any case - it is an important and truthful word about the life of the Russian Church in the difficult war years

The Island (Ostrov)
- lengte: 1.50 uur (soms geblokkeerd !)

Ostrov (Russian: Остров, The Island) is a 2006 Russian biographical film about a fictional 20th century Eastern Orthodox monk.
Auch in
deutscher Fassung !
More information on Wikipedia.

Andrei Rublev Andrei Rublev (Андрей Рублев) - lengte: 1.25 uur. (1966)

This film, also known as The Passion According to Andrei, is a 1966 Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky from a screenplay written by him and Andrei Konchalovsky. The film is loosely based on the life of Andrei Rublev, the great 15th-century Russian icon painter. More information on
Wikipedia. Deel 2 (1.38 uur) ook op Vimeo.


Archimandrite (Archimandryta - Архiмандрыт)
- lengte: 51 min. (2012)

Archimandrite Gabriel - an Orthodox monk from the Podlasie province in Poland - is the founder and sole inhabitant of the Kudak grove hermitage by river Narew.

Apostle of Love
- 51 min.
about the outstanding preacher Metropolitan Anthony of Sourouzh, who was the head of a Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Britain for almost half a century.
Klik hier voor deel 2 (1 uur) en deel 3 (46 min.).

Father TadejElder Tadej of Vitovnitsa (English subtitles) - part 1.   (Parts 2-6 are here.)
Father Tadej (Thaddeus, Фадей) was born in Serbia in 1914. Aged 15, he was told by doctors that he had only five years to live. The young man entered the monastery of Milkovo, where he became a monk, the disciple of Russian monks who had taken refuge there. They had come to Serbia as a result of the Bolshevik coup d'etat in Russia. Lees verder ] Among the Russian monks at Milkovo was the well-known Fr. Ambrose, a disciple of St Ambrose of Optina. It was from him that Fr. Thaddeus soon learned the Jesus Prayer. After the repose of his revered elder, the saintly Fr. Ambrose, Fr. Thaddeus moved to the monastery of Gorniak, where he was tonsured by its Russian Abbot Fr. Seraphim. Two years later Fr. Thaddeus was ordained priest. After this he was given various obediences and until the outbreak of the Second World War served at the Patriarchate in Pec.
From here he returned to Belgrade where he was arrested by the Gestapo, who had already arrested Patriarch Gabriel and the future St Nicholas (Velimirovich). They considered Fr Thaddeus to be one of the leaders of the Serbian resistance to the Nazi occupation. However, these charges were dropped, Fr. Thaddeus was released and he set off for the monastery of Vintovitsa.
Fr. Thaddeus was to remain in Vintovitsa for most of the rest of his life. He became known as an elder and every day received all who came to him for advice, support and consolation. However, he was persecuted by those jealous of him and spent the final years of his life with spiritual children. He departed this life on 13 March 2003 and was buried in the monastery of Vitovnitsa. He is venerated by his many spiritual children, especially Serbs, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Bosnians, including former Muslims whom he converted to Christ.
Sayings of Elder Tadej in English (pdf-download).

Three parabels
Three parables
- 56 min.
A movie of three religious short stories - read more.

From the Little Mountain: Reflections on Orthodox Christian Monasticism - lengte: 33 min.

This film takes you through a year at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia (USA). This video is an attempt to portray some of the beauty and struggle of monastic life using quotes from the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church. Alternatief:

Agafia Agafia - lengte 52 min.

To avoid religious persecution first from the Orthodox Church and then from the Soviets, "Old Believers" families fled to some of the most remote corners of the world. In 1978, one such family was discovered by a group of geologists in the remote Russian Republic of Khakassia, Siberia. Today, Agafia, 70, is the last surviving member of this family. Klik hier voor deel 2 (. uur).

Behind the monastery walls - lengte 47 min.     Behind the monastery walls

A selection of intimate and inspiring interviews in which nuns and monks in Romanian monasteries lay bare their thoughts and real beliefs. Romanian documentary with English subtitles.


Man of God - The life of St John of Shanghai (61'- Russian with english subtitles)    

A tribute to Elder Porphyrios

Elder Paisios (Russian with English Subtitles; 51 min.)

St John Baptist Orthodox Monastery, Tolleshunt Knights, England

The life of Saint John of Kronstadt (4 parts - 51 min.)

The last years of Elder Paisios 51 min.

Father Arsenie Boca - the blessed Romanian elder and prophet

Simonopetra Greek Orthodox Christian Monastery Documentary (1980)

A Thousand Years as One Day - Mt. Athos (1981/2013)

"YOU...As We...Are Three"   Ook beschikbaar in het Frans.

Valaam Russian Monastery

Monastère de Solan - Protection de la Mere de Dieu (FR)

Valaam, the archipelago of monks     Ook beschikbaar in het Frans.

Mount Athos - a documentary by CBS 60 minutes

Metropolitan Kallistos and Father Josiah Trenham (Director of Patristic Nectar Publications) in a conversation on his work with the Philokalia, a collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters of the Eastern Orthodox hesychast tradition.

Saint Paisios Athonite - the Greek version of a Russian film (Pokrov Studios in Moscow) with English subtitles (51').