May your holy week continue to be blessed.
The blog Byzantine, Texas posted a video last month about the parish of Saint Innocent in Macon, Georgia. Independent filmmaker Ted Liedle made the short documentary of the parish, though he himself is not Orthodox.
It is interesting to me what he found interesting about the parish community and thus included in his film. I wish the Southern Orthodox all the best as they live the faith in what used to be called the Bible Belt.
I wish you a beneficial holy week.
A few weeks ago, I received a link to a documentary about Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, whom many of the faithful expect to be canonized. The film is a Russian production in Greek, though the following video has English subtitles.
If you would rather watch the original Russian dubbed version, you may access it at Паисий Святогорец.
Crkvenikalendar.com features an impressive online Church calendar with beautiful icons and short hagiographies for the saints of the day. The site also offers codes for webmasters to display a saints of the day window on their pages. I prefer Ponomar’s Menologion Online for its flexibility and cuustomizations, but Crkvenikalendar’s ready-to-post feast day windows may be better suited for certains pages, especially social networking sites.
I recently discovered the Exarchic Monastery of Santa Maria in Grottaferrata, Italy. Built upon Cicero’s villa, it is a community of Basilian monks outside Rome who worship according to the Byzantine rite. The monastery’s basilica features a Baroque iconostasis designed by Bernini!
I had no idea that such things existed. The abbey’s site has many photographs—and not simply on its photo page. Rome Art Lover offers a fine collection of pictures, as well. But a Baroque iconostasis! How marvellous is our complicated world!