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« on: July 24, 2011, 08:16:23 PM »

Has any one here seen Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer? I've seen a lot of good reviews for this documentary (around Orthodox circles and Amazon.com) but bad reviews among critics (Rotten Tomatoes). I'm planning to see this via Netflix on my PS3. It's based on the book of the same title.

Here are a few links:

http://mysteriesofthejesusprayer.com/wp1/ (The main site)
http://www.amazon.com/Mysteries-Jesus-Prayer-Norris-Chumley/dp/B004O63TQI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top (Amazon's details)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjub9vxQ0NM (Teaser trailer)

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EDIT: Netflix doesn't have it available anymore. I might rent it on youtube.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 08:29:10 PM »

Has any one here seen Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer? I've seen a lot of good reviews for this documentary (around Orthodox circles and Amazon.com). I'm planning to see this via Netflix on my PS3. It's based on the book of the same title.

Here are a few links:

http://mysteriesofthejesusprayer.com/wp1/ (The main site)
http://www.amazon.com/Mysteries-Jesus-Prayer-Norris-Chumley/dp/B004O63TQI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top (Amazon's details)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjub9vxQ0NM (Teaser trailer)

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I just purchased it a few weeks ago. It's invaluable viewing. I think I paid 10$ for it on i-tunes. I can't recommend this movie highly enough.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 08:31:47 PM »

They showed it on TV not too long ago. Now that I know it's on DVD, I'll try and get it too.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 08:32:54 PM »

I enjoyed it as well.  The title is a bit misleading, as you'll not find a great deal of information on the prayer itself.  It's basically a wonderfully hesychastic travelogue.

Also, some choice scenes of EO and OO monks/elders speaking about the prayer.  For all you ladies out there, they even go to a convent and interview an abbess!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 12:06:33 AM »

I just finished watching the documentary. It was terrific!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 01:29:38 PM »

Came across these longer previews (3 parts x 10mins) on this Orthodox channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/vladimiris13

Interesting locations and words of wisdom.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 01:31:13 PM »

I loved it too. My wife thought it was a little boring though... ha!

I, however, didnt want it to end!
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 01:36:27 PM »

I loved it too. My wife thought it was a little boring though... ha!

I, however, didnt want it to end!

Like most men, you should listen more to your wife. And she was being kind, BTW. Sounds like a wonderful woman.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 01:44:43 PM »

I wouldn't worry about Rotten Tomatoes. They're movie snobs anyways  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 05:33:51 PM »

You can sleep through it for free all over youtube.

I think that is legal.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 05:39:04 PM »

I wouldn't worry about Rotten Tomatoes. They're movie snobs anyways  Wink

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They generally give good reviews to horrible movies, like the movie "Once," which should not even be watched once--unless one has severe insomnia or, for medical reasons, needs a bit of homicidal rage to stay alive.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 06:04:29 PM »

I loved it too. My wife thought it was a little boring though... ha!

I, however, didnt want it to end!

Like most men, you should listen more to your wife. And she was being kind, BTW. Sounds like a wonderful woman.

I take it that you didn't care for it much.

I haven't seen it, yet.

Perhaps I'll try to free YouTube route.
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