IV. VIDEOS in
- Monasteries of Russia Series #4
30 mins. $19.95
In Russian [Made in Russia in 1996]
If you have a love and veneration for the Optina
Elders, this video is for you. Not only will you have the opportunity to vicariously visit
the newly re-opened famous Optina Pustyn and see many views of the monastery grounds and
surrounding countryside, but you will also be present for highlights of the visit of
Patriarch Aleksei to the Optina Pustyn. He has come to preside at the Service of
Canonization/Glorification of the Optina Elders, which ends with the Patriarch blessing
everyone with the new icon of the now sainted Optina Elders. Patriarch Aleksei also serves
the Divine Liturgy in another church, and then he goes to the nearby Kazanski-St. Amvrosi
of Optina Womens Monastery, where you will see him consecrating the altar. St.
Amvrosis reliquary and photos, engravings and paintings of the elders are shown.
This video allows you to participate in this historic, momentous and joyous day in the
life of the Optina Pustyn.