A video for Easter, or 'Pascha', the greatest day of the Christian year, and the most important day of history. The visuals are inspired by John 20:3-4. Our deepest thanks to our collaborators around the world who provided us with readings of the Orthodox Easter Troparion in Russian, Hungarian, Japanese, French, German, Swahili, Arabic, Norwegian, Serbian, Greek, Lugandan, Swedish, Spanish and Romanian. Voices provided by Daria, Fr Gergely, Masatoshi John, Alexandra, Denisa, James, Fr Quartos, Marian, Fr Kyrill, Banayiodis, Jonas, Maria and Marie. Also thanks to Luiza and Nicole. And special thanks to Mike for the epic lighting in the final shot. The text is believed to have been written by St Romanos the Melodist in the 6th century. Christ is Risen!
In honour of St Lazarus, whose story is told in the Bible (John 11:1-45). Filmed at Kerepesi Cemetery in Budapest, Hungary Full Poem: Where is the darkness of which I heard? Where’s the sting of death we fear?The curtains rolled back at His word Till I found myself standing here The sunlight warm and rich and real, My own eyes shining in its light. The air I breathe, the wind I feel, The rush of every sound and sight. At the words of the Messiah I rose up, the world to meet And a warning shot was fired, Death must ready for defeat. Death could not hold a mortal man And it shall not hold the King. I heard His call, to Him I ran, O death where is thy sting. O death, your threat is null and void. You will become a doorway to the skies.He warned you, you would be destroyed, When He said, “Lazarus, arise.” Read the full story at: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11%3A1-45&version=NKJV Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson
For valour in the face of danger. Inspired by St. George - Saint George lived in the Middle East at the end of the third century. He was an officer in the Roman army and was martyred for his faith around the year 303. Today he is remembered as the patron saint of England and Georgia (both countries bear the Cross of St George on their flags), cities such as Beirut and Moscow, as well as of soldiers and farmers. --- There are tales I hear of days most dire of heroes, of battles, of dragon fire. But heroism is a narrow road, a path of pain not oft bestowed for there one holds to truth in the face of lies and stands to stare death in the eyes. It is a path soaked through with sweat and tears, that weaves through dungeons to the points of spears. Where worldly honour is dragged through mud and the price of valour is payed in blood. Yet the resolve resounds through the tormentor’s worst and the tormentor tires of torment first For the hero rises time and again the war to win and truth defend. In perils and poison to choose to fight, and in the coals and flames to find the light, by such are the flames of honour fanned, And on such shoulders do the kingdom’s stand. The furnace of valour grows not cold, And so long as it burns, so shall the tales be told. --- Created by a total of two people in a garage during the Covid lockdown Made with support from our friends at Transfigure Media: http://transfiguremedia.com Follow The Brothers Robinson on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson Official Selection: Spiritus Short Film Award 2020
Liga - Romanian Christmas Carol Documentary
The story of a Romanian youth group keeping ancient Christmas traditions alive. Through the power of song and through their faith, they bring joy to thousands across Transylvania with beautiful carols and stunning national costumes. Filmed over the month of December 2019, this documentary is a rare look into the Orthodox Christian culture of Romania, and features carols that have never been shown to an English speaking audience. To find out more about the Romanian Christmas carollers visit the Facebook page for Liga Studentilor din Cluj: https://www.facebook.com/LigaCluj To watch the complete Christmas concert for more Romanian Christmas songs from 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjZLxRvAaIk For more information, photos and details follow the filmmakers, The Brothers Robinson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson
The Canonisation of Stanislav
A special event in honour of a rare hero, this is the canonisation of Saint Stanislav Nasadil, a 20th century martyr. This truly unique event was filmed at the Cathedral of the Dormition & St. John the Merciful, in Košice, Slovakia, 2019. Our special thanks to the kindness of our friend Jozka for the hospitality! Errata: We incorrectly said that Stanislav was from Slovakia. This was of course before Slovakia was a country, but his hometown was actually in the modern day Czech Republic. ALSO (we're imperfect) the date of the Divine Liturgy is of course supposed to read as the 9th, not the 8th, which was Vespers the night before To read more about Stanislav: https://orthochristian.com/121838.html https://www.ob-eparchie.cz/2019/07/11/svaty-novomucednik-jerej-stanislav-nasadil-licko-jesenicky/ The official website of the Czech & Slovakian church: (in Czech) https://www.pp-eparchie.cz (in Slovakian) https://orthodox.sk To follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson
Be Still and Know
A short video in honour of St Patrick of Ireland. It features one of his famous quotes, which itself quotes and delves deeper into Psalm 46 verse 10. Featuring our friend Daria Illina and filmed at the ruins of the 13th century Dominican Monastery on Margit Island, Budapest. Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson/ Read the entirety of Psalm 46 here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+46&version=NKJV With thanks to Carli Lewis for her graphic design help!
A short glimpse into Oasa Monastery
Filmed during our visit to the Romanian Orthodox monastery of Oasa in central Transylvania, July 2018. We were there for a youth camp and for the monastery’s annual celebration on the feast of St. Panteleimon. One of the most remote monasteries in Romania, it still attracts pilgrims and visitors of all ages all year round. It’s a place of peace, prayer and ministry, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural scenery on the planet. Follow the monastery online here: https://www.facebook.com/SfantaManastireOasa And follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson Filmed during the Tabăra Internațională at Mănăstirea Oașa, Iulie 2018 with the blessing of Father Silvan, abbot of Oasa.
A journey to a new kind of 'normal'. Inspired by a quote attributed to St Maximus the Confessor (a sixth century monk): 'Christianity is an entirely new way of being human.' --- The ordinary has no taste and I am done with the norm. Tired of water that doesn't run cold and of sunlight that never feels warm. Show me a path from the feelings of night, of standing in darkness with nothing in sight. Teach my eyes to see as never before Your presence, in peace, and in the middle of war. Be the answer to questions that burn in my brain. Through the sands of my soul send Your torrents of rain. Transform me now from what I have been, to hear words never heard, and sights never seen. For humanity's path through the eons and ages was nought but a preface for a new sheaf of pages... A new story is writing and now is in reach, and its Author comes, the story to teach. Teach us a new way... to be human. --- Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson/
Nativity in Crochet
This artwork was created by our friend Katherine. It's composed of incredibly intricate crochet work, as well as painted detail on canvas. It's a superb masterpiece that deserves to be seen and depicts the Nativity of Christ. Christmas in Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Egypt and other countries is celebrated on the 7th of January. The artwork is inspired by traditional Eastern Orthodox icons of the event and tells the story of Christmas. Joseph contemplates the events taking place, the angels tell the shepherds, and the wise men/magi journey to Bethlehem following the star. At the centre is the stable, in a cave by the town, where Mary stays with the newborn baby Jesus. The words in the frame read "Christ is born" Official selection to the 'Weihnachtsfilmfestival' (Christmas film festival) in Berlin, Germany 2019 Be sure to subscribe to our channel and follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thebrosrobinson Music is by Salt of the Sound, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltofthesound/
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