Russian documentaries and online talks on the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)

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Some Russian readers are not very familiar with Orthodoxy in America and may find this helpful. There are also Orthodox who like video presentations, and there are others in America who aren't very familiar with the history and background of the OCA and its relations with the MP or who want more information on this topic. So I am posting some Russian language videos that I found on this topic. The videos are in Russian, and you may be able to use Google Translate to automatically translate the captions to give you a idea of what is being said.

Meeting of Hierarchs of the MP and OCA in 2019 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the OCA's representative church in Moscow. They review some mutual history. (http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/5542644.html)

"My America: From Hippyism to Orthodoxy", Katechon TV, Issue #45, Prof. Alexander Dvorkin, graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary in NY, 2016. He talks about Fr. Schmemann and Fr. Meyendorff in part.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5m2SmaUGos)

"Orthodox Church in America", Orthodox Encyclopedia. It gives an overview and has interviews with Met. Jonah. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AlN5MhLZNk)

"Orthodoxy in America", Fund of St. Gregory the Theologian, 2013, decent 480 dp video quality, documentary that includes interviews with Met. Hilarion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJo6vnEGs8)

"Orthodox Church of America", from the Cycle of Lectures on the "History of the Russian Orthodox Diaspora" by Fr. Alexander Ermolin of the Kazan Orthodox Spiritual Seminary. It focuses on the OCA in particular (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaBpczBrjR0)

"Planet of Orthodoxy, Film 6: Orthodox America", Orthodox Encyclopedia. Made in cooperation with ROCOR. I only found it in 360 dp quality. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD4gERbV53Q , https://youtu.be/4ST5C-SiGak)

"Russian America: Hidden Shrine of the Orthodox World", made by and focuses on ROCOR, made with the blessing of Met. Hilarion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY0k7AoPIhU)

"Russian Orthodox Church in America", Conversations with the Archpastor, Anna Grekova inteviews Bishop Daniel of the Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan Eparchy (https://pravoslavie.kg/tv_videos/67)
 

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I saw the first 50 minutes of Prof Dvorkin's talk "My America". It does not seem really worth watching unless you are interested in Dvorkin's biography. It is more of an overview of his biography, and not really an overview of Orthodoxy in America.
 

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The show "Orthodox Church in America", by the Orthodox Encyclopedia, has a special focus on Fr. Dmitry and St. Nicholas OCA cathedral in Washington, D.C. and on Fr. Alexander Schmenann and St. Vladimir's seminary.
 
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