The video backdrop for this pop song consists of scenes from the famous monastery of the Optina Pustyn in Russia.
Saturday, 20 September 2008
This song is from the contemporary film, Rossiya, Kotoruyu My Lyubim (The Russia that We Love).
This is a patriotic Orthodox video featuring the Choir of the Samara Spiritual Seminary until the direction of Igumen Nikon Ratnikov. The music that plays in the background in the scene where the man is praying in his icon corner near the beginning of the video is Blagoslovi dushe moya Gospoda (Bless the Lord, O, my soul) from the opus 37 setting of the Vigil by Sergei Rakhmaninov.
This is part of the Orthodox Church’s missionary counterattack against sectarians and secularists. The Patriarchate of Moscow is serious in using all forms of modern communications to reach contemporary people. That is why we Russian Orthodox in America belong under the MP as a unified overseas metropolia. Then, we, too, shall be fed by the spiritual powerhouse of the Russian church. There is no other way of it.