A collection of Orthodox Christian videos.
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This highly informative program focuses on the disease itself and widespread anxiety surrounding AIDS. It includes a panel discussion, questions and answers on such issues as the communion spoon (lavitha) and our spiritual fortification against our temporal fears. Also, a personal account of a Greek Orthodox AIDS patient discussing his illness, and an interview with a priest and father of a young man who died of AIDS suggests how both Church and society could approach the disease and its victims and the importance of faith.
This beautiful documentary pays tribute to the Theotokos (Mother of God) and explains the importance of her role as intercessor in the Greek Orthodox Church. The origins of Akathist Hymn and other Liturgical hymns dedicated to the Virgin are described. Highlights include: A "Salutation" service celebrated by Bishop Alexios of Troas at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, NY, and a 12-year-old child chanting Byzantine hymns, with English translations.
A visit to a Greek Orthodox summer music camp in Indiana chronicles children learning bible stories, baking prosforo and engaging in arts and crafts at the parish of Holy Trinity. The program highlights music lessons during which they are taught Church hymns in Greek and English, and participation in Divine Liturgy.
Learn about the efforts of Dr. Maria Khoury in raising awareness and funds to assist the remaining Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land. There is an ongoing project to build and rebuild homes for those who have been displaced by the Israeli Occupation. The town of Taybeh, Palestine (Biblical Ephraim) is highlighted.
Come Receive the Light is the national media ministry of the Orthodox Christian Church produced by the Orthodox Christian Network, a commissioned agency of SCOBA. CRTL is a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, salvation in Jesus Christ to radio listeners in 20 cities and through the internet to countless more around the world. Using today's communications technology, CRTL is working to carry on the Orthodox tradition of declaring to the world the truth of our faith and the truth of the Gospel. CRTL is flourishing under the leadership of Fr. Christopher Metropulos.
The renowned theologian Bishop Kallistos (Timothy) Ware discusses Orthodoxy in the Americas and the world. Includes: His personal journey to Orthodoxy, being Orthodox by choice and not by birth, Orthodoxy’s debt to Greek culture, the role of the Patriarchate as leader of worldwide Orthodoxy in the 21st century, the state of worldwide Orthodoxy, the language issue in the U.S., issues facing Orthodox Churches in America today, what the church must do in order to not be “hidden” any longer and a few words for Orthodox in America.
On Saturday, September 18th, 1999, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America enthroned Archbishop Demetrios as the sixth Archbishop in Archdiocese history. Alongside thousands of faithful and Orthodox hierarchs and clergy from around the world, relive the excitement as you watch the majestic procession, introduction ceremony, Great Mandate, Message from the Ecumenical Patriarch, Enthronement and the Address of the new Archbishop. Includes the First Television Interview with Archbishop Demetrios.
This one-hour production presents the timeless truths of Orthodox Christianity as it tells the story of the celebration of Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, reaches back in time with an overview of Orthodox faith and traditions, and seeks to foster an understanding of the true personal and universal meaning of Epiphany. The program includes contemporary location footage and archival still photos to illustrate and bring to life interviews from several noted Orthodox theologians and scholars led by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.
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A production designed to address AIDS awareness and education in the Greek-American community, which seems to ignore danger signs about this most dreaded epidemic. Greek-American TV actor John Stamos hosts this important show that features a narrative of a Greek family's journey during their son's illness; Fr. Dimitri Kantzavelos, director of the Bishop's Task Force on AIDS and a Greek Orthodox mother involved in the cause to raise awareness after her son died of AIDS.Gladsome Light
The history of the Archdiocese and its political and social development.
Great and Holy Wednesday and Thursday
Great and Holy Friday and Saturday
- Archbishop Iakovos, leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere for 37 years, built on the work of his predecessors and guided the Church and the Greek-American community through maturity, to assume their rightful place as vibrant and visible members of American society. This documentary captures highlights of his long career and examines the effect of his leadership from the perspective of those who know him best.
During an exclusive interview with GOTelecom on March 22, 1994, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew answers questions on the canonical and practical aspects of the division of Orthodox into different jurisdictions in America. Also included: Future of the Theological School in Halki, dialogue with Oriental Orthodox Churches, relationship with Rome, relations with the WCC and Anglican Church, efforts to help Orthodox Churches in the former Eastern bloc and the position of Orthodoxy in the world today.
Through the ancient and sacred grounds of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the magnificent worship sites of Constantinople, this documentary recounts the history of the small church founded by Apostle Andrew, which grew to become the "Mother of All Orthodox Churches." Filmed during and around the celebratory ceremonies for the reconstruction of the central Patriarchal building, the program focuses on the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in today's Orthodox world and its mission for the future.
March 25th: Greek Independence Day
The March 25th celebration is examined from both an ethnic and religious perspective. This beautiful film chronicles the War of Independence and profiles the heroes of the Revolution, and the Philhellenes-such as Lord Byron-whose loyalty was unwavering. Several scholars comment on 400 years of Ottoman rule, the Greek struggle for freedom and the remarkable similarities between the Greek and American quests for independence.
Gentle and humble of heart, His Eminence is a living reminder of our roots, thrust deep into the soil of history and nourished by centuries of ritual and tradition. His Pilgrimage is an extraordinary journey and an unforgettable slice of history, which dramatically captures private and public moments from Cathedral to Capitol Hill, from New York to California. A milestone in the life and future of our Greek Orthodox community.Orthodox Christian Mission Center
The mission, operations and field work of this inter-Orthodox organization.
Project HOPE - Part 1: More Than Hope
The history of the Archdiocese's mission work, focusing on East Africa.
Project HOPE - Part 2: Hope in Kenya
The experiences of a group of Orthodox in Kenya.
St. Basil Academy
EMMY-winning Anchorman, Ernie Anastos, hosts this introduction and explanation of St. Michael's Home, a New York State Department of Social Services certified residential adult care facility under the aegis of the Archdiocese. For more information, please contact St. Michael's at 914-476-3374.
This program was designed to both recruit members and inform the general public of countless philanthropic works of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. For more information, please contact National Philoptochos at 212-744-4390.
- Real Media Format
Our series views the foundation and growth of the Orthodox Church through historic milestones and geographic locations connected to specific eras, examining the formation of major aspects of the Holy Tradition.
- Part 1: Beginnings
Our journey begins with the founding of the Church, the spread of Christianity to "nations" by the Apostles, the Gospel and the institution of Sacraments.
- Part 2: Byzantium
After the stabilization of the Church, the journey continues through the period of the Nicene Creed, Patristic Scriptures, Divine Liturgy and Icons. During this same period, however, the official division of East and West is witnessed and concludes with a gradual rift in matters of faith, dogma, church customs, politics and culture.
- Part 3: A Hidden Treasure
The Church becomes the only institution perceived by Greeks as the preserver of their national identity during 400 years of Turkish rule. By the end of the 19th century, a worldwide Orthodox community is born and the Church expands its influence to major social and philanthropic concerns.
The Holy Cross Live! Series is designed to introduce the basic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. These talk shows feature clergy and lay theologians who teach at Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Topics examined and professors interviewed in these 13 programs are:
- Ancient Faith For Modern World
- The Bible in the Orthodox Church
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena & Rev. Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos
- Church Life and Issues
Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas & Rev. Nicholas Krommydas
- Ecclesia: The Art of the Orthodox Church
Metropolitan Gerasimos of Avydos & Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas
- Music For Our Souls: Orthodox Hymnology - Part 1
Rev. Nicholas Kastanas & Rev. Constantine Terss
- Music For Our Souls: Orthodox Hymnology - Part 2
Rev. Nicholas Kastanas & Rev. Constantine Terss
- The Orthodox Church in Dialogue
Rev. Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald & Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Clapsis
- The Orthodox Way of Life
Bishop Methodios of Boston & Rev. Dr. Stanley Harakas & Dr. Lewis Patsavos
- Prayer and Fasting: Dimensions of Spiritual Life
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena & Rev. Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos
- Saints: Fathers and Mothers in the Faith
Dr. George Bebis
- Working As One: Clergy and Laity
Bishop Methodios of Boston & Dr. Lewis Patsavos
- Worship: The Soul of Orthodoxy
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena & Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas
Hosted by Medieval and Byzantine Art Curator, Dr. Gary Vikan, the show focuses on icons as objects of religious worship and artistic achievement. The history of iconography-from St. Luke to El Greco-is examined step-by-step in this superbly photographed video and features more than 80 icons and frescoes, which are analyzed in detail regarding significance and symbolism.
Holy Sacraments Series:
- Baptism & Chrismation
Holy Baptism and Holy Chrismation, two separate and distinct yet intimately-related Sacraments that have been celebrated together since the very early years of Christianity. Immersion in water-along with Chrism, the sanctified oil conveying the seal of the Holy Spirit-define the Orthodox tradition by which the Church opens its doors to new members. Two Sacraments and three baptismal rites, taped at St. Barbara Church in CA, are colored with emotions that extend beyond faith and religion.
- Holy Matrimony
A specific rite of marriage appeared as early as the 4th century, but it wasn't until the 14th century that the sacramental rite of Holy Matrimony was formalized with a blessing, and the marital union sealed during the liturgy in joint communion with the Holy Eucharist. This video presents the ritual, step by step, and explains every symbolic act such as the union of hands, exchange of rings and crowns, the common cup and the "Dance of Isaiah."
- Holy Unction
The Orthodox Church has always viewed body and soul as inseparable, and for that reason has stressed the necessity for preserving both in good health. The Sacrament of the Holy Unction is an enduring sacrament of faith for healing the sick and forgiving sins, with the most familiar celebration of the sacrament on Great Wednesday of Holy Week.
The Sacrament of Penance (Confession) is one by which Orthodox Christians, who have repented their sins, come before God and the Church to seek reconciliation and ask for divine forgiveness. The faithful make their confession and receive absolution from God. This video provides a presentation of the sacrament, as well as an incisive examination on issues of sin, repentance, preparation for confession and the role of the priest in the sacrament.
Established by the Department of Religious Education in 1998, ISOS ran through the Fall of 2005 as a means to assist Orthodox Christians to better understand the teachings of the Orthodox Church. These classes have all been archived on the goarch.org website with the assistance of the Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries
Teen Violence: Fight the Good Fight
The Orthodox Christian Teen Video Series addresses issues that young people are facing daily. Teen Violence: Fight the Good Fight is the third video to be released in this series. The video comes with a resource book that has information about teen violence as well as sessions to use with young people.
The Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to announce the release of the second installment of the Orthodox Teen Video Series. This video, Sexual Purity: Purity of Mind, Body, and Soul addresses the topic of teen sexuality from an Orthodox perspective. In an increasingly promiscuous society this video, along with the accompanying resource manual, serves as an invaluable tool that will help our Orthodox young people deal with this difficult subject.
Substance Abuse: Our Kids Are Not Immune
Substance Abuse: Our Kids Are Not Immune is the most current youth ministry resource which approaches the issue of drug and alcohol abuse from an Orthodox perspective. Loaded with Scriptural, Patristric and contemporary references, this video identifies some of the dangers inherent to drug use, while at the same time promoting a healthy, Christian lifestyle.
- Ionian Village: Friendships and Memories That Last a Lifetime
- Ionian Village: Letters from I.V.
A four-part series, featuring renowned Orthodox theologian Bishop Kallistos Ware, videotaped at the Rose Hill College in Aiken, South Carolina.
- Annunciation Church - Cranston, RI
- Patriarchal Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Epiphany celebrated by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Tarpon Springs, FL [January 6, 2006]
- Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in Australia celebrated by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
- Patriarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in 2002 by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
- Patriarchal Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in 1990 by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios
- Documentery : Living Waters - Saving Our Seas and Rivers - Religion, Science, and the Environment, by His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew
- Speech by Secretary of the Interior - Bruce Babbitt
- Speech by His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew on the Environment