The Kelly Library collects resources to support the Faculty of Theology's Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies
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BX375 .A55 A64 1989 VHS
The role of the Theotokos (Mother of God) as intercessor in the Orthodox Church. Describes the origins of the Akathist Hymn and other liturgical hymns dedicated to Mary.
N8189 .R8 A5 2002 VHS
25 minutes; released 1997
A documentary about the role of icons in traditional Russian Orthodox life based on the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
ND699 .R8 A65 1998 DVD
The story of the 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art. In Russian with English subtitles.
N8189 .R82 M6 2008 DVD
18 minutes; released 1991
A documentary about the Savior-Andronikov Monastery in Moscow and its museum of icons.
BX664 .B4 A8 2001 DVD
A documentary about the Bethlehem Cave, the highest Orthodox church in the world.
BS476 .B495 1992 VHS
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena and Father Theodore Stylianopoulos discuss the use of Scripture in the Orthodox Church. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
DF521 .R8 1991 VHS
The life and work of Stephen Runciman, one of the foremost Byzantine scholars of the twentieth century.
DR481 .B99 2007 DVD
2 discs, 208 minutes
A Learning Channel documentary on the Byzantine Empire, shot on location in nine countries.
QH332 .C4 1992 VHS
Father Stanley Harakas and Father Nicholas Krommydas discuss how the Orthodox Church responds to various moral issues such as abortion and euthanasia. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX577.5 .C65 1989 VHS
An introduction to the important role of icons in Byzantine Christianity.
BT695.5 .W37 2004 VHS
Bishop Kallistos Ware lectures on Orthodoxy and the ecological crisis.
BX738 .G75 S33 2006 DVD
Orthodox apologist, Frank Schaeffer, addresses how Orthodoxy is different from Catholicism and Protestantism, how Orthodoxy is particularly relevant to modern America, and why Orthodoxy must remain faithful to tradition.
BV150 .E3 1992 VHS
Metropolitan Gerasimos of Abydos and Father Alkiviadis Calivas discuss the place of icons in the Orthodox Church. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX355 .A5 G74 1999 VHS
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Archbishop Demetrios of America September 19, 1999, New York City.
BX4711.962 .G8 1989 VHS
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as celebrated in the Byzantine Ruthenian rite. Includes a voice-over commentary. Videotaped in 1997 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Parts 1-3 The Beginnings, Byzantium, A Hidden Treasure: BX290 .H578 1994 DVD
Part 4 Baptism and Chrismation: BX378 .B3 H36 1993 DVD
Part 6 Penance: BX378 .C6 P45 1993 DVD
Part 7 Holy Matrimony: BX378 .M2 H64 1993 DVD
Part 8 Holy Unction: BX378 .U5 H64 1994 DVD
7 (28 minute) episodes
A documentary about the history, traditions, and sacraments of the Orthodox Church.
N8189 .G72 H6 1989 DVD
2 (30 minute) episodes
Filmed at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, this documentary focuses on icons as objects of religious worship and artistic achievement.
BX376.35 .H64 H6 2000 VHS
Holy Wednesday at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Hempstead, NY, and Holy Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Jamaica, NY. An explanation of the rituals is provided.
BX382 .D4 1995 DVD
120 minutes; released 1995
An instructional video on making prayer ropes used by Byzantine Christians as an aid in reciting the Jesus Prayer.
BX378 .C5 D4 2002 DVD
A documentary about making the bread used for the Divine Liturgy.
BX738 .G79 I3 1996 VHS
A documentary on Archbishop Iakovos who served for over forty years as the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.
N6995 .U5 I32 1990 VHS
A documentary about the decoration of a Byzantine church in Chicago. In Ukrainian and English.
An Introduction to the Eastern Catholic Churches, A Brief Explanation of the Eastern Catholic Churches
BX4710.34 .I52 2007z DVD
Two programs (10 minutes and 28 minutes) giving basic historical and theological information on the formation of the Eastern Catholic Churches.
BX410 .L5 1989 DVD
Takes the viewer through the ancient and sacred grounds of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the magnificent Byzantine worship sites which constitute the place Greek Orthodox Christians around the world view as the seat of their spiritual leader, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Focuses on the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, particularly in light of the recent changes in eastern Europe.
BX4710.34 .M35 1992 VHS
Clergy and lay people in Egypt explain the practices and beliefs associated with their respective Latin, Armenian, Maronite, Greek, Melkite, Chaldean, Syrian and Coptic rites.
ML3060 .M87 1992 VHS
2 videocassettes, each 29 minutes
Father Nicholas Kastanas and Father Constantine Terss discuss the history and contemporary use of Byzantine chant. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX738 .G79 S33 1996 VHS
Popular lay apologist Frank Schaeffer tells the story of his conversion to Orthodoxy.
HN37 .O7 O77 1992 VHS
Father Stanley Harakas and Father Emanuel Clapsis discuss how the Orthodox Church addresses various social issues and problems. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX324 .O73 1992 VHS
Father Thomas Fitzgerald and Father Emanuel Clapsis discuss the relationships between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX 320.3 .O784 2004 DVD
approx. 24 minutes; 2004.
A brief journey through an ancient and timeless tradition. Superb introduction to the Orthodox Church for non-Orthodox friends and relatives. Highlights scenes from the liturgy and Holy Week, offering an overview of church history along with inspirational interviews with clergy and laypeople. Useful outreach tool for presentation and sale at parish festivals etc
BX381 .S33 1996 VHS
2 videocassettes, total 3 hours
Popular lay apologist Frank Schaeffer speaks practically as to how to reach out to the surrounding non-Orthodox culture.
BX382 .O77 1992 1992 VHS
Bishop Methodios of Boston, Father Stanley Harakas, and Dr. Lewis Patsavos discuss the way Orthodoxy impacts on daily living. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX320.2 .O7 1992 VHS
Father Theodore Stylianopoulos and Father George Papademetriou discuss how Orthodoxy maintains the faith in the present day. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
DR429.4 .O84 2003 DVD
A guide to Biblical and early Christian sites in Turkey.
DF901 .P27 P37 1991 VHS
A documentary about the Greek island of Patmos, showing the relationship between the Book of Revelation and challenges to the environment.
BX376.4 .P7 1992 VHS
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena and Father Theodore Stylianopoulos discuss various forms of spirituality in the Orthodox Church. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BV 4012.27 .C66 1985 DVD
2 (35 minute) episodes
Covers almost every important aspect of marriage from an Orthodox Christian point of view.
N6250 .R43 1989 VHS
The spiritual and cultural dynamics of early Christianity that gave rise to the art of the Byzantine icon.
BX597 .E4 R6 2008 DVD
60 minutes; released 1992
A documentary about the life of Orthodox saint and martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fedorovna, aunt of Tsar Nicholas II.
BX4655.3 .S256 2008z DVD
17 (30 minute) episodes
Biographies of the following saints: Anthony, Athanasius, Basil, Catherine, Constantine, Demetrios, Dionysius, George, Haralambos, Helen, John the Baptist, John Chrysostom, the Archangel Michael, Nektarios, Nicholas, Peter, Paul.
BX380 .S3 1992 VHS
Dr. George Bebis discusses the role of saints in the Orthodox Church. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BS 2825.2 .S484 1999 DVD
Host David Nunn takes viewers to Turkey on a tour of the seven cities mentioned in Revelation chapters 2-3.
BX395 .P3 W37 VHS
Bishop Kallistos Ware lectures on the message of St. Gregory Palamas for the world today.
BX4711.695 .V44 S743 2005 DVD
The life of Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky, a Ukranian Catholic bishop, who suffered many years of persecution by the Communists.
BX4713.363 .S97 2005 DVD
The Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurbono) of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church offered on July 26, 2006, in Irondale, Alabama, by the Most Reverend Joseph Mar Thomas, Apostolic Visitator of North America and Europe.
N8188 .T6 2010 DVD
6 (60 minute) episodes
A step-by-step instructional tool on the process of creating traditional Byzantine icons.
BT410 .W37 1995 VHS
4 videocassettes, 240 minutes total
A lecture series on the transfiguration of Christ given by Orthodox theologian Bishop Kallistos Ware of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Great Britain.
BJ1581.2 .S33 1996 VHS
Popular lay apologist Frank Schaeffer lectures on the current moral state of the American nation, covering such subjects as education, family life, and abortion.
BX485 .P6313 1988 VHS
The thousand-year history of the Orthodox Church in Russia.
DT137 .S55 W44 1985 VHS
The Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai.
BX738 .G79 S339 2000 VHS
Popular lay apologist Frank Schaeffer tells the story of his conversion to Orthodoxy. Originally broadcast by Calvin College, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
BX342 .W6 1992 VHS
Bishop Methodios of Boston and Dr. Lewis Patsavos discuss the relationship between the ordained and the lay faithful. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.
BX350 .W6 1992 VHS
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena and Father Alkiviadis Calivas discuss the primary role of liturgical worship in Orthodoxy. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.