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Thursday, April 24, 2014

May 4, 2011 - We have begun the process of upgrading the videos shown at byzcath.org, and hope to add to the collection soon. Immediately below is the experimental videos in Flash. They were converted from the original videos encoded in the Real Video format. Frankly, the quality is not very good. They will probably need to be re-encoded from the original media (that will take a few weeks to arrange). The original videos are still available by scrolling down the page to the "Original Videos" section.

1. Introduction to the Eastern Catholic Churches: Flash Video Format

2. A Brief Explanation of the Eastern Catholic Churches

3. Reflections of Glory: The Origins of Byzantine Art

 


Original Videos

Currently we have several sections of video and audio available. To view the videos and listen to the audios you'll need RealPlayer or another appropriate media player.  Once you've installed RealPlayer simply click on the appropriate link below for your type of internet connection.


Video Video: Introduction to the Eastern Catholic Churches

A 12 minute presentation that gives a basic historical and theological background to the formation of the Eastern Catholic Churches. This useful tool is ideal for teaching teens, adults and converts.

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Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, used with permission.

Video length is 12 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


Video Video: A Brief Explanation of the Eastern Catholic Churches

The Catholic Church is a communion of churches. It is made up of churches from the Eastern Tradition and the Western Tradition. Every Catholic has a responsibility for understanding the fullness of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II has said, "The church must learn to breathe again with its two lungs, its Eastern one and its Western one." In assessing the current situation, Cardinal William Baum has stated, "It is clear that, despite progress in this area, there is still a need among Catholics of the Latin tradition for a great deal of knowledge of the peoples, traditions and churches of the Christian East". (Jan 6, 1987, #15)

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Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, 1992,  used with permission.

Video length is 20 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


Video Video: Reflections of Glory: The Origins of Byzantine Art

The spiritual and cultural dynamics of early Christianity that eventually gave rise to the art of the Byzantine icon are presented in this video through lively imagery and narration. It offers the viewer a more mature understanding of Byzantine icons by providing the foundation upon which the terminology, concepts and theology of Byzantine icons is blessed.

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Video copyright: Eparchy of Parma, 1992,  used with permission.

Video length is 20 minutes.  Approximately 2:30 is available for viewing.


Icon of St. George Audio: Holy Week and Pascha

The following Divine services from Holy Week and Pascha 2006 were recorded at St. George Parish in Aliquippa, PA and are available in MP3 format. The recordings are not professional quality but are very good. Note that files are very large. They may be played online or saved to your local computer by right-clicking and choosing "Save As".


Please let us know if you have enjoyed these audios and videos.  If you have a problem viewing any of the videos please send us the details.