The Highly Moral Service. (1958)

Film-document №5009 4 parts, Duration: 0:41:25, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Karmazinskiy N.

Script writers: Fartuchnyy V.

Operators: Sologubov A., Shtatland V.

Composers: Vedernikov N.

Anouncers: Khmara L.

Text writers: Fartuchnyy V.


The film is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of His Holiness Alexis II Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Historical background

November 9, 1957 His Holiness Patriarch Alexy celebrated 80 years. The film tells about the life and work of Patriarch Alexy.

Reel №1

Moscow church.

Red Square.

The building of the Holy Synod.

Patriarch's quarters.

Dining room.

Library patriarch.

Phillips Church.

The Executive Office of His Holiness the Patriarch.

Arrival of the Guests to the building of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Guests congratulate Alex.

Among the guests: Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexander the Third, Dean of Canterbury Hewlett Johnson and his wife, the representative council for the Russian Orthodox Church, GG Karpov and others

Presents given to Patriarch Alexy, scrolls.

The streets of


Birthplace Patriarch Alexy.

Portraits parents patriarch.

The building is a former Moscow Lyceum at the Crimean area.

Moscow State University (the old building).

Photo: Patriarch Alexy in his youth.


Theological Academy, the room where he lived patriarch.

The coffin of St.


Photo: Moscow St Filaret.

General plans of Pskov, Novgorod.

Photos: Cathedral of Russian bishops in 1913, Patriarch Gregory Fourth, Bishop Alexis.

Metropolitan Tikhon -

Photo: Alex - the first vicar of the Petrograd at the rank of Metropolitan Bishop Yamburg.

Photo: Alexis - Metropolitan of Leningrad.

Newsreel 1941 1945.

The streets of the besieged city.

Nicholas Cathedral.

Reel №2

Cell Patriarch Alexy.

Open gospel.

Newsreel 1941 1944gg.

Tank "Dmitry Donskoy", built by the Leningrad diocese.



Epiphany Cathedral.

Is Metropolitan Sergius.

Enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Sergius, who was elected to the patriarchal throne.

Says Patriarch Sergius.

Patriarch Sergius blesses the people.

Patriarch Sergius and his staff - CU., MS.

Session of the Holy Synod.

Newsreel 1945.

Local Council of the Russian Church in 1945

Speaker Metropolitan Nikolai (synchronously).

Among those present patriarchs: Christopher (Antioch), Kalistrat (Catholicos of Georgia), Germanos (Feotinsky), Archbishop Athenagoras (representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem), Metropolitan Joseph (the Serbian Patriarch), Bishop Joseph (of the Romanian Patriarch).

Epiphany Cathedral.

Enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch.

Photo: Patriarch Alexy to the Holy Land (in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon).

Presents given to Alex.

Photo: Patriarch Alexy in Romania.

Reel №3


Jubilee celebrations.


Patriarch Alexy - CU.


Mukachevo - center Transcarpathian Orthodox Diocese.



Church in the city.

Newsreel 1946.

Delegation of Ukrainian Uniates in Moscow.

Among them: protoprosviter Gabriel Kostelnik, Bishop A. Pelvetsky.

Bishop M. Miller.

Patriarch talks to delegates.

Classes at the Moscow Theological Academy.

Patriarch Alexy with the guests present at the one-year certificate in Theological Academy.

Church of the Tikhvin Icon, the Mother of God in Moscow.

Church of St.

Nicholas in Khamovniki.

Patriarch Alexy present at the consecration of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pskov.

General view of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

Trinity Cathedral, Refectory, the Assumption Cathedral.

Compound Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

Country residence of the patriarch.

Its interior.




Patriarch Alexy with the guide at the monastery.

Newsreel 1951.

Third All-Union Conference of the peace.

Acts Patriarch Alexy (synchronously).

Delegates of all churches and religious confessions, the conference for peace in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

Says Patriarch Alexy (synchronously).

Signing reference to all the churches and religious concessions in the world.

Newsreel 1946.

NM Shvernik hands Patriarch Alexy order.

Reel №4

Visit of Patriarch Alexy member delegation of the National Council of Churches of Christ USA.

Patriarch Alexy speaks with guests, present them with gifts.

Photo: Metropolitan Nicholas Krutitskii and Kolomna.

Metropolitan Nicholas of American church leaders.

Prime Minister of the Union of Burma, U Nu at the reception of the Patriarch Alexy.

The delegation of the Anglican Church in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

Metropolitan of Beirut Elias blesses the people.

Receiving the delegation of the Serbian Patriarch Alexy church.

Patriarch Vikenty - CU.

Photo: Patriarch Alexy visiting Serbian church figures.

Alex talks with Tito.

Photo: Patriarch Alexy in Bulgaria.

Antioch yard.

Patriarch Alexis comes to worship.

Liturgy for the health of the patriarch.

Leads with Metropolitan Niphon.

Admission to the Council for the Russian Orthodox Church at the Council of Ministers.

Present: Tikhonov, Leonov, Metropolitan Niphon, clergy Russian churches and fraternal, G. Karpov - President of the Russian Orthodox Church Affairs, the President of Christian-Democratic Union GDR Nushki Otto, head of the Czechoslovak nation-wide committee of Roman Catholic priests in Peace I. Ploycher.

G. Karpov refers to the Patriarch with a welcoming speech (synchronously).

Welcoming addresses are: Chairman of the Slavic Committee A. Gundorov, NS Tikhonov, A. Nushki.

Alexy is awarded a medal in honor of the 250th anniversary of Leningrad.

Patriarch Alexy stands a reply (synchronous).

Reception in the Kremlin in honor of the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution.

Among those present: Head of the Russian and the Church of Antioch.

Patriarch Alexy welcome N. Bulganin, K.Voroshilov, Nikita Khrushchev.

NS Khrushchev talks with Alex.


Patriarch at your desk, during the service.