The Russian Orthodox Church Today.. (1968)

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Director: Karpov B.

Anouncers: Khmara L.

Text writers: Karmanov E.


The film is about the life and activities of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Types of Kiev, Vladimir's Hill, the monument to Grand Duke Vladimir. Views of Moscow, Novo-nunnery. City Zagorsk. Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Types of Pskov-Pechersk Lavra. Service in one of the temples. Types of Orthodox churches in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, in the villages of Russia. Liturgy at the Cathedral (Epiphany) in Moscow in honor of the Nativity (serves Patriarch Alexy). Metropolitans: Pimen, Nicodemus, John, Juvenal serve in temples. Faithful during services in the temples of the Pskov-Caves Monastery, Leningrad, Yaroslavl, Odessa, Lvov. The meeting of the Diocesan Council in Lviv, Moscow. Meeting members of the Holy Synod under the leadership of the Patriarch. Interviewing theologians of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches in the Leningrad Theological Academy. Conference at the Moscow Theological Academy. Type of Bulgarian monastery in Moscow. Requiem services for soldiers killed in the war, in the Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd. Type of destruction in the New Jerusalem Monastery in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Meeting 3rd Vsehristianskogo peace congress in Prague. Divine Liturgy in the Vladimir Church in Kiev. Baptism of children. Wedding Lviv Cathedral. Named in bishop in the church of the Leningrad Theological Academy. Taking monastic vows as a monk in the Pskov-Caves Monastery. Female Pokrovsky Monastery in Kiev. Pochaevskaya laurel. The life of monks in the monastery. Brother meal in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Reading the Psalms monks laurels. Requiem services for buried in the caves of the Pskov-Pechersk Lavra monks and laity. Housekeeping nuns Pühtitsa Assumption monastery. Icon-painting in the Pskov-Pechersk Lavra. The interior of the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. Churches in Kizhi. Meeting of the Academic Council of the Theological Academy Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Academy students in the classroom. The building of the Theological Academy in Leningrad. Students in the classrooms, a library, classes in painting in the workshops. Reading the sermons in the churches, services in temples, processions.

Reel №1

B / W: The Dnieper River - LS. (With a / t, evening, summer).

Sculpture of Prince Vladimir St.

Vladimir, which took place in 988, and the baptism of Rus' was the beginning of the Russian Orthodox church, St.

Vladimir's Hill in Kiev - LS., Hitting, CU.

The monument "Millennium of Russia" in Novgorod - PNRM., LS.

Fragments of the monument - the sculptural figure of Prince Vladimir - MS., CU. With different. points.

Sculptures of warriors, saints, etc. - CU., MS.


Kalinin Avenue, an old church next to the modern high-rise home - LS. (Summer).

Novodevichy Convent, the church at the monastery - LS.

The little old church on the Lenin Hills against MSU - LS.

Kalinin Avenue, taken from the hotel "Ukraine» - LS.

Novgorod church dome - MS., CU.

Believers in the church in Zagorsk Moscow region. - MS.

Pskov-Caves Monastery - MS.

The icon of the crucifixion of Christ.

Religious service in the church of the Pskov-Caves Monastery - LS.

Church plate, candle - MS., CU.

The icon of the Mother of God - MS.

Kissing of icons in the church.

A woman with a baby in church praying - CU.

An old man with a candle in his hand a prayer service - CU.

The icon of St.

Paul - CU.

The icon of St.

Seraphim of Sarov - CU.

The people in the church to pray - MS.

Novodevichy Convent - LS. (Winter).

Temple in Leningrad - MS. (Winter).

Vladimir Church in Kiev - MS. (Winter).

Church in Transcarpathia - LS. (Summer).

Rural church in Siberian village near Irkutsk - LS. (Winter).

Rural churches in the suburbs - LS., MS. (Winter).

Ancient spiritual center - the Trinity-Sergius Lavra - MS., Hitting, PNRM.

Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow (Bloch Church) - CU. (Winter).

The icon of the Saviour in the Temple - CU.

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy holy archimandrite Trinity-St conducts services on Christmas Day at the Cathedral of the Epiphany Cathedral (synchronously).

Believers in the church in worship - different.

Icon of the Nativity of Christ in the Temple - MS., Departure.

The icon of the Mother of God - CU. (Choral singing in the church accompanies service).

Metropolitan Pimen conducts services - CU., MS.

Metropolitan Nicodemus conducts services in the church - PNRM., MS.

Gospel - PNRM., CU.

Metropolitan John is a church in Yaroslavl - PNRM., LS.

Believers in worship - MS.

Bishop Juvenal praying before the icon in the temple.

Young church leaders in worship.

Juvenal bishop blesses the faithful to prayer.

Lifortovskom worship in the temple in Moscow - LS.

Service at the Cathedral of Leningrad - LS.

Worship in the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev - LS.

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Service at the Cathedral of St.

Nicholas (accompanied by a choir singing, singing and parishioners) - LS.

Service at the Cathedral of the Pskov-Caves Monastery - LS.

Crucifixion - the icon in the temple.

Church in Yaroslavl - PNRM.; Church interior decoration - PNRM., MS.

The icon of the Savior, adorned with jewels - MS.

The girl in the temple for worship singing prayers - CU.

A woman with a baby in her arms in prayer in church - CU.

Hand lighting a candle in the church - CU.

Worship - Akathist to the Mother of God in the Odessa-Kaspirovskoy Assumption Cathedral (prayers of the priest) - LS. (With a / t).

The upper part of the cathedral - PNRM. the icons.

People of all ages in the church for worship.

Appearance of the Assumption Cathedral in Odessa - LS., MS.

Dome - CU.

The Church of St.

Yura Lviv - different.

Worship in the temple.

School-age children among adults in the temple for worship - LS., MS., CU.

Hands very full church communion bread crumble minister for communion of believers - CU.

Archbishop of Lviv and Ternopil Nicholas reads a prayer at the service in the church of St.

Yura (synchronously).

Lviv diocesan administration building (the residence of the ruling bishop) - MS.

The meeting of the Diocesan Council, led by Archbishop Nicholas.

Metropolitan of Tallinn and Estonia Alexis, who heads the Office of the Moscow Patriarchate is meeting.

Metropolitan Alexy said the activities of the diocesan bishops.

The icon of Christ the Saviour - MS.

Session of the Holy Synod, led by its chairman, Patriarch who manage the Russian Orthodox Church.

Metropolitan Nicodemus said of the Department of External Church Relations, of which he is chairman of the (synchronous).

Interview theologians of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, held in December 1967 in the Leningrad Theological Academy.

Bishop Juvenal in the interview - CU.

Metropolitan Nicodemus of the interview - CU.

The crucifixion of Christ and the gospel - religious objects - CU.

Theological Consultation Secretariat Commission of the World Council of Churches' Faith and Order "at the Moscow Theological Academy in the spring of 1968

Bishop Michael, Metropolitan Filaret, Bishop Pitirim at the conference.

Speaker Metropolitan Nicodemus, abbot of Alexandria monastery in Odessa Archimandrite Irenaeus (synchronous - Irenaeus).

Alexandria Compound in Odessa - MS. (Nature).

Inside view of the temple.

The service in the church.

Rector of Alexandria monastery in Odessa Archimandrite Irenaeus held a service in the church.

Antioch Compound in Moscow.

Patriarch of Antioch in Moscow, Archimandrite Alexis held a service in the temple (synchronously).

Inside view of the temple - MS.

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Bulgarian Compound in Moscow (at the Komsomolsk prospectus) - MS. (Winter).

Bulgarian monastery abbot, Archimandrite Filaret in the church during the service said the congregation of the upcoming 90th anniversary of the liberation of the Bulgarian people from the Ottoman domination of the Russian army (synchronously).

Monument dedicated to the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in Bulgaria - MS., CU., PNRM.

Monument in honor of the victory over Turkey in 1877-1878. in Moscow at Old Square - different.

Fragments of the monument - CU.

Monument to Soviet soldiers in Novgorod - MS.

Monument to Soviet soldiers in Volgograd (grieving mother of murdered son - piece ensemble).

Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd - MS. (Winter).

Memorial service in the Kazan Cathedral on the soldiers who fell in World War II - Various.

Pantheon in Volgograd, the Eternal Flame, the death toll of soldiers in the battle of Volgograd, carved into the marble walls of the pantheon.

Fragments of the memorial on Mamayev Hill - MS., CU.

The woman with the little girl out of the pantheon - MS.

Motherland sculpture on Mamaev Hill - MS.

Newsreel 1941-1945.:

Destroyed Stalingrad shadow of an airplane on the ruins - LS.

Ruined New Jerusalem Monastery outside Moscow - LS. PNRM. with a / t

Ruined Cathedral of the Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - LS., MS.

During the war, people liberated from the Nazis took the icons and prayer meet liberators, bless them with new exploits.

Destroyed building Volgograd mill, left as a monument to the war - LS., MS.

Refurbished Volgograd, - LS. (Autumn).

Third Vsehristiansky Peace Congress, held in March-April 1968 in Prague, at the initiative and with the participation of the Russian Church - picture.

Newsreel 1965:

World Congress for peace, national independence and universal disarmament in Helsinki.

The Soviet delegation: NS Tikhonov, V. Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Metropolitan Filaret, Bishop Juvenal at the Congress


Kiev - LS.

The streets of the city.

Bohdan Khmelnytsky Statue - LS.

Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev - different. (Autumn).

Metropolitan Filaret communion congregation.

School-age children partake in the temple (the sacrament of the Eucharist) - MS., CU.

Religious rite - infant baptism in the church (font, anointing, etc.).

The painting on the wall of the temple.

The painting "Baptism of Christ" in the church on the wall - the work of the artist Nesterov.

Committing the Sacrament of Marriage in the Lviv Cathedral.

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Dedication ceremony Head of the Mission in Japan Archimandrite Nicholas Bishop of Tokyo and Japan in the temple of the Leningrad Theological Academy in December 1967

Consecration, performed during the liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Leningrad (continued dedication Archimandrite Nicholas Bishop).

Novopostavlenny Bishop Nicholas takes baton - a symbol of power and holds its first blessed.

Tonsure ceremony of the new monk at the Pskov-Caves Monastery - Various.

Pskov-Caves Monastery - LS., MS. (Winter).

Founded in XIII century Pochayiv Lavra in Volyn.

Trinity-Sergius Lavra, founded in XIV century Sergius of Radonezh on the outskirts of Moscow.

Temples in Yaroslavl, near Irkutsk, Novgorod, Kiev -

Temples - LS., MS. (Winter).

Temples of the Holy Trinity-St Sergius Lavra - different. (Night, winter).

The monks of the monastery go to morning prayer.

Pokrovsky monastery nuns go to the morning service.

Assumption Convent nuns Tyuhtinskogo praying in the temple.

Candles at the relics of St.

Job of Pochaev in Pochayiv Lavra.

Bell ringing in the monasteries, the monks call - LS., MS.

The monks and the abbot have a special communion bread after the service in the dining room.

The communal refectory in the Trinity Lavra Serigievoy - monks for a meal.

One of the monks read the lives of the saints during the meal.

In the Pskov-Caves Monastery, continuously, one after another, the nun read "incessantly Psalms" for the dead.

Committing the memorial service for buried in the monastery caves monks and laymen, Peter the soldiers - the monks walk through the caves with prayer.

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Assumption Convent nuns Tyuhtinskogo for maintenance work on his monastic economy: sawing wood, carry water - different. (Winter).

Vicar of the Pskov-Caves Monastery Archimandrite Alypius teaches the art of icon painting of young monks.

Inoki paint icons - MS.

Ready icons made in paint.

Icon icon painter of antiquity - the monk Andrei Rublev "Trinity."

Icons of ancient painters "Saviour", "Virgin", "George", etc.

The icon of the "Birth of Christ» - CU.

Painting in the church in Lviv - PNRM., CU.

Inside view of Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev, painted by artists Vasnetsov, Nesterov and others - are different.

Image of Christ, the martyrs Boris and Gleb, the Mother of God, Adam and Eve.

The painting of the western wall of the Vladimir Cathedral "Last Judgement" of Vasnetsov - different.

Various temples, stone and wood, built in Russia by Russian masters at different times and for different reasons - different.

Wooden churches in Kizhi - different. (Autumn).

Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Zagorsk - different. (Winter).

Moscow Theological Academy at the Trinity-Sergius Lavra - LS., MS., PNRM.

Moscow Theological Seminary in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

Rehearsal Theological Academy students after school.

PNRM. on icons in the temple, where students learn to preach and to have obedience.

The next meeting of the Academy and Seminary in Zagorsk, rector of the Moscow Theological Academy Filaret over the meeting (synchronously).

Students in the classroom in the classroom.

Among the students, the clergy of the Antiochian, Serbian, Romanian and Bulgarian churches.

Teachers of different specialties are lecturing to students.

The building of the Leningrad Theological Academy and Seminary.

Classroom at the Afro-Asian department, where students from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and India - are different.

Library of the Leningrad Theological Academy, library, catalog - LS., MS.

Students engaged in the reading room of the library.

Members of the Scientific Council of the Academy holds colloquium before assigning a graduate of the degree of Candidate of Theology.

Meeting of the Academic Council is the rector of the Leningrad Theological Academy, Bishop Michael.

The building of the Odessa Theological Seminary in the Assumption Monastery.

Students of the seminary.

Students in their free time engaged in music and painting - different.

In specialized workshops economic management of the Moscow Patriarchate made church plate, vestments, candles, crosses, icons - different.

Religious books from the publishing department of the Moscow Patriarchate - MS. PNRM. Bishop Pitirim of Volokolamsk, head of the publishing house, says the Department of the (synchronous).

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The priest reads a sermon in church Lviv, parishioners listen and pray.

Young girls in the church listening to the sermon - CU.

Archpriest Alexander Medvedsky at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Leningrad says sermon on the feast of Alexander Nevsky to the icon with the image of Alexander Nevsky (synchronously).

Parishioners listen, pray - different.

The service at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, the sermon said Metropolitan Nicodemus (synchronously).

Icon of Alexander Nevsky Alexander Nevsky Lavra - CU., LS.

Celebrating the Russian Orthodox Church of the Resurrection - Easter (religious ceremony of consecration of Easter cakes, Easter, eggs, kissing the Shroud, the procession around the church, the service at the church after 12 am).

Moscow clergy and parishioners of Moscow churches in the Patriarchal (Elohovskom) Cathedral congratulate Patriarch Alexy at Easter.

Patriarch Alexy blesses worshipers - LS.

Epiphany Cathedral in Moscow - LS., MS.

Moscow - a quarter of new homes and next to the old church.