April 15, 2017

"The Conqueror of Death" (An Orthodox Holy Week Documentary)

"The Conqueror of Death" is a documentary film that describes the days of so-called Passion Week (the week in which Christ suffered and died) and Easter Sunday (the day that Christ resurrected).

The film is designed so as to explain to a wider audience the implications of these events and the significance of the Resurrection of Christ, and therefore the meaning of Theanthropic feats of salvation.

The Divine Services and the Monastery life in the days of Passion Week and the Resurrection were recorded by Cinnamon production from Belgrade in Dečani Monastery between 2009-2012.

The significance of each of these days, in particular, is explained by quotations from the Gospel, from the liturgical texts of the Lenten Triodion of the Holy and Great Week, from the sermons of St. John the Chrysostom, St. Nikolai of Zhicha and St. Justin of Chelije.

Metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral, Amfilohie, who at the time of working on one phase of the film in 2010 was the administrator of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, in the film explains the meaning of all major events in the last week of Christ's life on earth, his suffering for us and the very significance of the Resurrection of Christ.