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« on: March 11, 2011, 07:35:02 AM »

Greetings,
As Great Lent has begun, I am on my path of catechesis, and my wife is still learning much about her cradle faith, we are trying to put a LOT of our focus on God right now. One thing that my wife is very interested in is church history, and she really doesn't have any time to add any more books on her pile!

We just watched a very simple "History of Christianity" from A&E off of iTunes. It had it's faults, certainly, and it didn't tell me anything new, but my wife is very, admittedly, uninformed about history, and it taught her a bit. I was able to give her some edits on some of the more secular positions that the series took.

That said, the extent to which the Eastern church was covered was basically a bit on Justinian, the sack and fall of Constantinople, and a brief mention of how after said fall, Russia became a big deal. Not surprising, as it was produced for Americans. Anyone know of a good Orthodox History, either of the whole church or the Russian Church that could be downloaded on iTunes/Amazon, or somewhere like that? We can't really order stuff here very easily...

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Jim
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 01:07:36 PM »

The Ancient Church:
part 1
part 2
part 3
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 01:17:41 PM »

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_History_of_Orthodox_Christianity/70040865?trkid=496624#height1472

I haven't seen it, but I have placed it in my queue.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 01:38:34 PM »


I think I miss Netflix more than anything else, being in Russia!
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 02:12:28 PM »

Someone recently posted a BBC documentary hosted by Diarmaid MacCulloch called A History of Christianity. I believe it was Part 3 of the series (about an hour long), and it provided a fairly cursory but interesting examination of events leading up to the schism, various periods, e.g. the New Rome, the New New Rome, and challenges Orthodoxy faces today.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find the link posted on this site, and my computer is not allowing youtube to function properly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 06:34:33 PM »


I wish they had this streaming, I don't do the mailed dvds.
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 07:02:32 PM »

I saw that link to YouTube for the BBC series as well, but the link no longer works, and I could only find it in Spanish on YouTube...
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 12:31:59 AM »

Greetings in Christ!

Here is a link to Diarmaid MacCulloch's documentary.

http://www.cosmolearning.com/documentaries/a-history-of-christianity-1508/

It is not exactly Orthodox, but it is well-made and very informative.  Episodes 1 and 3 are particularly relevant to Orthodoxy, though I would say we can learn a lot from all of them.

Also, the "History of Orthodox Christianity" on Netflix is the same as the videos posted in the first reply.
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