Just A Bit of an Obsession..

20 July 11

Well, since I am on a Youtube video kick I will also post a video of my latest obsession. Well, it is more of a family obsession. We started watching Dr. Who a few weeks ago and are now working our way through season 5, but here is a small video tribute I found online that I really like. 🙂 Enjoy!


The Glory of Imperial Russia

19 July 11

This has to be one of my all time favourite videos of the Royal Martyrs and serves as a beautiful window back in time…

And for those interested if you pause it at 1:25 you can look at the very left of the video and see a picture of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth after she had entered monastic life as a nun. I always say a prayer at this point because of how special she is to my family. 🙂

On the Feast of the Martyrdom of the Royal Family (17 July 1918)

17 July 11

My prayer is that we might hear this anthem sung throughout the streets of Holy Russia in my lifetime. God save the Tsar!

Ever Wonder What Happened to the Burning Bush?

15 December 10

Russian Orthodoxy Circa 1986

1 January 10

The following is the Troparion to Saint Cornelius of the Pskov-Pechersk Monastery. I am looking for more info on this servant of God, but for the record Tone 6 (the musical tone of this particular chant) rocks!

EDIT: The following links hold a great ammount of info on this saint as well as the Pskov-Pechersk Monastery.

1. http://orthodoxwiki.org/Cornelius_of_the_Pskov_Caves – OrthodoxWiki

2. http://www.pskovo-pechersky-monastery.ru/english/introduction/ – Official Monastery Website in English

Back From The Dead

24 May 09

Man, thank God that is over. I have been sick for the past 2 days and let me tell you, it was not fun at all. I am not sure what it was, but it was bad. I was in and out of bed all day yesterday and then went to lay down yesterday afternoon about 4PM and woke up again at 3AM… and promptly returned to bed. I slept for most of today and after breaking about 3 fevers I think it is finally done with. Thank God. I missed Church today and that was a bummer.

The funny thing is that as much as I have slept over the past 48 hours I am still a bit tired. I found this video tonight posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, Abbot Tryphon. I think it is a really great video and I pray for the intercessions of Evgeny Rodionov daily, a modern day martyr for the Truth of Christ!

Orthodox Videos

20 May 09

There are many that pass judgment on the Orthodox Church knowing nothing of it, only knowing what they think they know about Catholicism and not liking that. This is a sad place to be, but people of this sort exist.

For those that would be serious inquirers or those who have a love for Orthodoxy I shall also post videos I have found on YouTube.

If you do not understand the language that is of no consequence. The images (or in most cases, translations I provide) will suit best.

The first is a video of a hymn to the Mother of God called “Rejoice Thou Unwedded Bride.” It is a prayer beloved by the Orthodox and is usually chanted daily, but is a special part of the Lenten preparations. I know we are not in Lent, but my love for this hymn and for this video force me to share it with you.

If you wish to see the text in English you can get a copy of it here. It is in Adoe PDF format, you can get Adobe Reader here for free if needed.