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Divine Liturgy Signed
Divine Liturgy Signed at Holy Cross Orthodox Church - Linthicum, MD

Holy Cross in Linthicum, MD has signed various Orthodox services. This link will take you to the Divine Liturgy - Holy Cross Signed Divine Liturgy

Orthodox Videos (Closed Captioning)

 

Ancient Fatih Filmshttps://www.ancientfaith.com/films

New Men 

New Men chronicles one year in the life of a Russian Orthodox monastery in rural West Virginia.
Hidden in a holler of Wayne County, Holy Cross Hermitage is home to 25 men, mostly American converts, who follow a 1,700-year-old monastic tradition. Monks take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience meaning they will never marry, own personal property, or leave the monastery unless directed to do so by their superiors.

Over the course of the Church year, a picture of life at Holy Cross unfolds over a backdrop of rolling hills and striking seasonal changes. The monk’s reflections on shedding former identities to embrace new lives of prayerful asceticism are woven together with rarely seen moments of the community’s daily work and prayer. As the brotherhood prepares for Pascha, the most important Orthodox holiday, Father Justin reflects on his journey towards Orthodoxy and his upcoming final vows. The film culminates with Father Justin’s tonsuring ceremony in which he receives a new name and vows to live in the Monastery until death.

Ancient & Marvelous: The life of Father Nicola Yanney

Learn about Father Nicola Yanney who in 1892 left his home in the coastal foothills of Lebanon in search of a better life. Personal tragedy and an unexpected midnight visit from someone who would become a saint changed the course of his life. Heeding God's call he became a circuit-riding priest to thousands of parishioners in the farmlands of Nebraska and beyond.

 

The Seeing God Symposiumhttps://www.ancientfaith.com/films/seeing-god

Seeing God was a multi-tiered symposium that explored the essence of beauty in encountering Christ. These talks were given at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Bowling Green, KY in November of 2014. Our thanks to Fr. Michael Nassr for allowing us to film. The speakers were:

  • Fr. John Oliver, Orthodox Christian priest of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Murfreesboro, TN
  • Jonathan Jackson of ABC’s television series Nashville and the band Enation
  • Jennie Gelles, artist and iconographer from St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, KYcientfaith.com/films/seeing-god

 

"Becoming Truly Human"https://store.ancientfaith.com/becoming-truly-human-film/

Meet a group of men and women who consider themselves “religiously unaffiliated.” Learn why they have rejected or at least have serious doubts about Christianity. Then meet Basil, who was also in that category but now is an Orthodox Christian. This 85-minute documentary film is ideal for watching in a group or with your family. It’s sure to result in a meaningful discussion about what it means to be truly human.

Shipped in a 2-disc set: 1 DVD and 1 Blu-Ray.

 

"A Journey to Fullness" -  https://store.ancientfaith.com/journey-to-fullness-dvd-set/

"A Journey to Fullness" is an outreach tool for parishes like yours seeking a consistent, practical means of engaging people who want to learn more about the Orthodox Faith. Comprising sixteen 20-minute video sessions, "A Journey to Fullness" is the first step along the path to becoming a catechumen. It’s designed for use in the parish, Sunday School class, small group, youth group, Adult Education group, and other settings where you need a systematic way to educate people about the basics of the Orthodox Faith.

 

Lucia, Saint of Lighthttps://store.ancientfaith.com/lucia-saint-of-light-video/

Lucia, Saint of Light is now available in video format! (This is a downloadable video, not a DVD.)

Share this new audio and visual version of the story of Lucia, brought to life by professional voice actors. With each page turned, the story is beautifully narrated with background music and zooming movements that highlight the detailed illustrations by Daria Fisher. The 10-minute movie will play on any device (phone, computer, tablet, etc.) that has a screen and sound, and is a file that you will own and can play to your child again and again. 

 

Learn ASL Online!

If you are interested in learning ASL, one of the best ways to do it, if you do not have access to an ASL class and or a teacher, is by watching the educational videos produced by Dr. Bill Vicars. Following is the link to his YouTube channel: 

Lesson 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9cFqNYlV1A

"100 Basic Signs": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ianCxd71xIo

Resource Site for ASL Teachers and Students - https://www.lifeprint.com/

Orthodox History and Educational Videos - Saints and Lectures

TRISAGION FILMS https://www.trisagionfilms.com/ 

A non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the Orthodox faith to all by presenting tangible theology through original videos and articles, all to the glory of God. We cover aspects of Orthodox worship and practice, pilgrimage, the lives of the saints, iconography and the sacred arts, and recordings of homilies, interviews, and special events. We hope you enjoy!

Catechism Resources - "Be the BEE"

"Be the BEE"https://bethebee.goarch.org/

While structured for young people, "Be the Bee" videos, hosted by Steve Christoforou, are perfect for catechizing old and young alike and they are closed captioning for the hearing impaired. 

Online Iconography Courses with Subtitles
Iconography Classes offered with Subtitles
 
Hi - My name is Julia Hayes and I am an iconographer. I am producing iconography video tutorials on Patreon and Udemy. I was asked if it were possible to add subtitles to the tutorials so that they would be accessible to the deaf. It made me realize that even following regular iconography workshops would be difficult for the deaf and I'm sure there are many deaf Orthodox brothers and sisters who would like to learn iconography, so I happily undertook the task. I'm working on creating an in-depth curriculum that starts with drawing and will progress to painting. The tutorials are available for early access on Patreon and once each series is completed they are uploaded to Udemy. There are also several other benefits available on Patreon including student tiers with assignments. Following are introductory video links with subtitles for some of the iconography classes that I offer: 
 
 
In Christ,
 
Julia Bridget Haynes 
ikonographics@gmail.com