December 19, 2013
Eastern American Diocesan Media Office Releases New Film – "Russian
America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World"
October 2013, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan
Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Archpriest
Artemy Vladimirov, spiritual father of Alexeevsky Monastery in
Krasnoe Selo, Moscow, performed his fourth pilgrimage to the
parishes and monasteries of the Russian Church in the United States.
Fr. Artemy is well known throughout Russia for his homilies,
lectures, and many spiritual books and poems.
The Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese accompanied Fr.
Artemy on his pilgrimage, and has produced a film about his
impressions of life in the Russian Church Abroad in America. The
31-minute film, entitled "Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the
Orthodox World," has been released today in Russian and English on
the official YouTube channel of the Eastern American Diocese.
In this unique film, whose primary target audience is people living
in Russia, Fr. Artemy describes what life is like in parishes and
monasteries here in America. The film takes the viewer on a journey
from the mountains of upstate New York, where ROCOR’s oldest
monastery of the Holy Trinity is located, to the hills of West
Virginia, where American-born converts are flocking to Holy Cross
Monastery to fulfill a life of prayer and service to God and the
In the film, Fr Artemy also shares his impressions of St. John the
Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, the hierarchy and clergy of the
Russian Diaspora, and the wonderworking icons that bless and protect
Click here to watch "Russian America"
in English and
here to watch in Russian.
Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese