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Documentaries: Sacraments and Worship

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The Kelly Library collects resources to support the Faculty of Theology and the St Michael's College Christianity and Culture Program

 

The Akathist Hymn: Salutations to the Virgin

BX375 .A55 A64 1989 VHS
29 minutes
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.

The Amazing Story of the Last Supper

The Amazing Story of the Last Supper

BT420 .A43 2006 DVD
80 minutes
A documentary about the Last Supper with information about the significance of each food eaten. Also includes a bonus feature, "The Miracle of the Holy Temple".

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

BX1959.5 .C34 1994 VHS
6 videocassettes, 30 minutes each
A six part television series in which Cardinal Christoph Schonborn explores the history and content of the Catechism. Includes an episode on the sacraments.

Chants of Orthodox Easter

Chants of Orthodox Easter

M2100.2 .C4 2001 DVD
45 minutes
The St. Petersburg Choir performs a program of Orthodox chants by some of Russia's greatest 19th and 20th century composers in one of Eastern Europe's most beautiful churches.

The Easter Triduum

The Easter Triduum

BX2015.785 .E27 2005 DVD
3 (60 minute) episodes
Father John Corapi delivers a three-part series from EWTN on the significance of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

Eucharist: God's Way of Embracing Us

Eucharist: God's Way of Embracing Us

BX 2215.3 .R65 2005 DVD
100 minutes; released 2005.
Father Ron Rolheiser, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate and a world-renowned author, discusses the Eucharist and its meanings.

A Eucharistic Journey with St. Thomas Aquinas

BX2215 .N674 2008 DVD
13 (30 minute) episodes
Sister Joan Noreen examines the teachings of Saint Thomas Aquinas about the Eucharist.

First Divine Liturgy of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

BX355 .A5 G74 1999 VHS
113 minutes
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Archbishop Demetrios of America September 19, 1999, New York City.

Focus on Theology: An Adult Faith-Formation Discussion Program

BX930 .F65 1999 VHS
6 videocassettes
Tape 4 includes episodes on "Sacramental Life", "The Structure of the Mass", "The Liturgical Year", "Sacred Art", and "Sacred Music" (each 21-36 minutes long).

The History and Holy Sacraments of Orthodox Christianity

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
28 minutes each
A documentary about the history, traditions, and sacraments of the Orthodox Church.

A History of the Mass

A History of the Mass

BX 2230.5 .H5 2001 VHS
40 minutes
The evolution of the mass, showing how it has been shaped and reshaped by times and cultures, by theologies and the arts.

A History of the Mass

Holy Mass According to the Book of Divine Worship

BX 2215.3 .H747 2004 DVD
63 minutes
Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, is the setting for the celebration of Mass according to the Anglican Use Liturgy as approved by the Holy See in 1987 as a variation of the Roman Rite within the Catholic Church.

Holy Wednesday and Holy Thursday

BX376.35 .H64 H6 2000 VHS
105 minutes
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.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Offered on the Feast of St. James

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Offered on the Feast of St. James

BX2015 .A2 H659 2007 DVD
Approx. 80 minutes
Low Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Offered on the Feast of the Transfiguration

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Offered on the Feast of the Transfiguration

BX2015 .A2 H6597 2007 DVD
Approx. 80 minutes
Low Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

How to Make Orthodox Prosfora

How to Make Orthodox Prosfora

BX378 .C5 D4 2002 DVD
83 minutes; released 2002.
A documentary about making the bread used for the Divine Liturgy.

Immemorial Tridentine Mass

Immemorial Tridentine Mass

BX2230.5 .I5 2004 DVD
90 minutes
Sung mass according to the Tridentine missal with voice-over commentary by Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

In the Presence of Our Lord

In the Presence of Our Lord

BX2215.2 .G7 1999 VHS
5 (30 minute) episodes
Father Benedict Groeschel discusses the Catholic Church's rich history and teaching on devotion to Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist.

The Invisible Chapel

The Invisible Chapel

JV6920 .I585 2007 DVD
31 minutes
The story of a Catholic chapel for mostly undocumented immigrants in a San Diego neighbourhood.

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass and the Apocalypse

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass and the Apocalypse

BX2230.5 .H294 2006 DVD
13 (28 minute) episodes
Franciscan University of Steubenville professor Scott Hahn and author Mike Aquilina explore the relationship between the Mass and the Book of Revelation.

Lector and Gospel Reader's Workshop

BV 677 .S66 2005 DVD
32 minutes; released 2005.
An interactive video workshop combining the liturgical and spiritual aspects of being an effective lector with public speaking techniques. Designed by Audrey Sommers, lector trainer for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

A Lenten Journey with Father Michael Himes

A Lenten Journey with Father Michael Himes

BV85 .L468 2005 DVD
108 minutes
Father Himes uses the Lenten Sunday readings from John's Gospel to reflect on the meaning of baptismal faith.

Letter and Spirit

BX1970 .H25822 2007 DVD
13 programs, each approximately 30 minutes
Scott Hahn explores the vital link between the Bible and the liturgy, showing how scriptural texts have been tied to public worship from the time of the Jewish temple to the present day.

Liturgical Dance

BL625.94 .L588 1986 DVD
28 minutes
Carolyn Deitering demonstrates varying styles of liturgical dance.

Marriage Works in Christ

Marriage Works in Christ

BX 2250 .D436 2005 DVD
13 (30 minute) episodes
Father James Dean speaks candidly with a young couple who promote the blessings of a Christ-centred marriage in their ministry as marriage coaches.

The Mass of the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Offered on a Feria Day

BX2015 .A2 M377 2007 DVD
Approx. 80 minutes
Low Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

The Mass on the Feast of Saints Protus & Hyacinth: A Votive Mass for Peace on the Anniversary of 9/11

The Mass on the Feast of Saints Protus & Hyacinth: A Votive Mass for Peace on the Anniversary of 9/11

BX2015 .A2 M378 2007 DVD
Approx. 80 minutes
Low Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Meeting with Christ

Meeting with Christ

BX 2200 .G76 1996 VHS
2 videocassettes containing 13 (28-minute) episodes
Father Benedict Groeschel discusses the different ways people know and encounter Christ: through the sacraments, Scripture, and service to others.

The Most Beautiful Thing this Side of Heaven: An Introduction to the Rubrics of the Tridentine Mass

BX2231.5 .M6 1991 VHS
51 minutes
The history of the mass according to the Tridentine missal.

Mystery of Faith

The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism

BX1754 .M97 2005z DVD
10 (20-minute) episodes
A series of ten programs presented by Father Michael Himes. Topics include grace, baptism, eucharist, reconciliation, and sacraments of vocation.

One Border, One Body

One Border, One Body: Immigration & the Eucharist

BX2215.3 .O53 2008 DVD
30 minutes
Each year a group of Catholics comes together for a con-celebration of the Eucharist simultaneously on both sides of the United States - Mexico border.

The Priesthood of Jesus Christ

The Priesthood of Jesus Christ

BX1912 .P75 2002 VHS
3 videocassettes containing 13 (30-minute) episodes
Father Frederick Miller discusses the priesthood, from it's beginnings with Christ's ministry on earth, through the reflection of the Early Church Fathers.

Reflections on the Mass

Reflections on the Mass

BX2230.3 .R44 2006 DVD
90 minutes
Seven popular Catholic speakers offer their insights into the Mass. Includes Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, Dr. Scott Hahn, Alex Jones, Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Br. Bob Fishman, Dr. Bob MacDonald, and Father William Casey.

Requiem Mass: Daily Mass for the Faithful Departed

Requiem Mass: Daily Mass for the Faithful Departed

BX2015 .A2 R478 2007 DVD
Approx. 80 minutes
Presentation of a Requiem Mass offered for the souls of the Faithful Departed, by St. Peter Julian Eymard. Also features a meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick: Past and Present

BX2347.8 .S5 C447 2005 DVD
20 minutes
Kathleen Chesto looks at the development and history of the sacrament of anointing of the sick.

The Sacrament of Confirmation: Past and Present

BX2210 .C447 2004 DVD
35 minutes
Kathleen Chesto looks at the development and history of the sacrament of confirmation.

The Sacrament of Eucharist: Past and Present

BV825.3 .C447 2007 DVD
27 minutes
Kathleen Chesto looks at the development and history of the sacrament of eucharist.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders: Past and Present

BX2240 .C447 2005 DVD
20 minutes
Kathleen Chesto looks at the development and history of the sacrament of holy orders.

The Sacrament of Matrimony: Past, Present, and Future

BX2240 .C447 2005 DVD
20 minutes
Kathleen Chesto looks at the development and history of the sacrament of matrimony.

Sacrifice of Praise: An Exploration of the Divine Liturgy

BX4711.665 .S33 2005 DVD
40 minutes
An exploration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, based on the lectures of scholar and liturgist Robert Taft.

The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments

BX2200 .S484 2006 DVD
approx. 390 minutes
Fr. Brian Mullady looks closely at the nature and necessity of the Seven Sacraments, grouping them into three categories (initiation, healing, service to the community) to reveal how they are "powers that come forth" from the Body of Christ.

Summi et Aeterni Sacerdoti: Missa Cantata

BX2230.3 .S866 2005 DVD
120 minutes
This film documents a priest's first celebration of Mass as well as his thoughts on the experience.

Swear to God

BT78 .S943 2006 DVD
13 (30-minute) episodes
Dr. Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina discuss how the sacraments are the ordinary means by which God directs the course of human history and of individual human lives.

The Syro-Malankara Liturgy

BX4713.363 .S97 2005 DVD
60 minutes
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.

Taizé: That Little Springtime

Taize: That Little Springtime

BV4408 .T25 2007z DVD
26 minutes
The story of Brother Roger and the community of monks he formed from Catholics and Protestants from across Europe and North America who live a communal life that is a sign of peace in the world today.

Tradition: The Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant

BX2230 .T73 1998 VHS
61 minutes
Solemn high mass celebrated using the Tridentine missal at the Church of Saint Mary/Saint Anthony in Kansas City, Kansas, in January 1998.

The Traditional Latin Liturgy: High Mass Set

The Traditional Latin Liturgy: High Mass Set

BX2015 .A2 T7333 2007 DVD
2 discs; approx. 160 minutes
Presentation of High Mass on Holy Thursday and Solemn High Mass on the Feast of St. Cecelia, offered at St. Patrick's Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Treasures of Catholicism

Treasures of Catholicism

BX1751.2 .H69 1998 VHS
2 videocassettes containing 13 programs, 28 minutes each
A thirteen part television series hosted by Thomas Howard. Includes episodes on the Mass and the sacramentals.

Vatican II: Civilization of Love

BX830 1962 .V234 1988 VHS
9 videocassettes, 28 minutes each
A series of documentaries about the Second Vatican Council. Tape 2 is about the liturgy.

When Children Adore

When Children Adore

BX926.3 .W446 2005 DVD
90 minutes
Father Antoine Thomas leads a group of children in lively discussions on the Mass, the Rosary, prayer, and Eucharistic adoration.

Why We Go to Mass

Why We Go to Mass

BX2230.2 .W49 2002 DVD
3 30 minute episodes
Popular liturgist Father J-Glenn Murray shows the dynamic celebration of the Catholic liturgy.

Worship: The Soul of Orthodoxy

BX350 .W6 1992 VHS
29 minutes
Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena and Father Alkiviadis Calivas discuss the primary role of liturgical worship in Orthodoxy. Part of the Holy Cross Live series.