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  • Udut, Kenneth
    Tapes of theological discussions/sermons/interviews in Russian? I would like to know where I could find tapes (or CDs) of theological discussions, Orthodox
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 7, 1999
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      Tapes of theological discussions/sermons/interviews in Russian?

      I would like to know
      where I could find
      tapes (or CDs) of
      theological discussions,
      Orthodox sermons,
      interviews, or talks
      at conferences, given
      in Russian.

      If they are available,
      do they have transcripts?

      And finally, hope beyond hope,
      would it have English translation
      as well?

      [even if it has no transcript,
      it is okay]


      The reason is that I am
      currently going through
      a course called "Language
      Bridge", for learning Russian,
      and one of the things that it
      has the learner do, is to
      simultaneously repeat what
      the speaker is saying, over
      and over and over again,
      preferably while reading
      the text as well.

      There is an English translation
      as well, although not an
      exact translation word-for-word,
      just so that the learner can
      have some idea what is being
      talked about.

      I have been using it for almost
      a month, and have found that
      it is quite effective. I have
      found that there is a 'running
      dialog' in Russian going on in
      my head a lot of the time, and
      that I understand much of what
      is being said, even if I do not
      take the time to consciously
      translate into English (which
      takes a few seconds).

      The author suggests that, either
      during or after the course, that
      one should continue this method
      using either TV programs, radio,
      tapes, etc.

      I can't think of a better
      source than the words of
      priests, bishops, monks, and
      theological teachers to help
      me in this quest to make
      the Russian language less and
      less obscure, and more
      comprehendable, hopefully to
      the point where I will be able
      to converse. [beyond the
      "hello, my name is/what time
      is it" types of things]

      Any help for a source of
      such recorded lectures,
      sermons, conversations,
      interviews in Russian on
      Russian Orthodox topics
      would be most appreciated!!

      Kenneth Udut
      Kenneth.Udut@...
    • Christopher Birchall
      I have something that may help you. It is a tape of a talk given by Archbishop Anthony of Los Angeles about the Optina Fathers. There is no transcript but
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 7, 1999
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        I have something that may help you. It is a tape of a talk given by
        Archbishop Anthony of Los Angeles about the Optina Fathers. There is no
        transcript but there is an English translation which I made which is close
        to the spoken text - ie little effort was made to make it more formal.
        Archbishop Anthony (who died in 1996) had a beautifully clear, ringing sort
        of voice and of course his language is very fine. The diction is clear and
        without mumbling.

        Unfortunately I will not be able to send it to you until Octiber as I will
        be away until October 11th. Please e-mail me personally about that date at

        cjb@...

        and I will attempt to find the tape, copy it, and send you the translation
        (it was in the Shepherd a few years ago - about 1992 or 93 I believe). The
        talk was given in London about 1988 at the Convent of the Annunciation.

        Protodeacon Christopher Birchall
        Vancouver, Canada

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        | From: Udut, Kenneth <kenneth.udut@...>
        | To: 'orthodox-synod@egroups.com'
        | Subject: [orthodox-synod] Tapes of theological
        discussions/sermons/interviews in Russian?
        | Date: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 9:34 AM
        |
        | Tapes of theological discussions/sermons/interviews in Russian?
        |
        | I would like to know
        | where I could find
        | tapes (or CDs) of
        | theological discussions,
        | Orthodox sermons,
        | interviews, or talks
        | at conferences, given
        | in Russian.
        |
        | If they are available,
        | do they have transcripts?
        |
        | And finally, hope beyond hope,
        | would it have English translation
        | as well?
        |
        | [even if it has no transcript,
        | it is okay]
        |
        |
        | The reason is that I am
        | currently going through
        | a course called "Language
        | Bridge", for learning Russian,
        | and one of the things that it
        | has the learner do, is to
        | simultaneously repeat what
        | the speaker is saying, over
        | and over and over again,
        | preferably while reading
        | the text as well.
        |
        | There is an English translation
        | as well, although not an
        | exact translation word-for-word,
        | just so that the learner can
        | have some idea what is being
        | talked about.
        |
        | I have been using it for almost
        | a month, and have found that
        | it is quite effective. I have
        | found that there is a 'running
        | dialog' in Russian going on in
        | my head a lot of the time, and
        | that I understand much of what
        | is being said, even if I do not
        | take the time to consciously
        | translate into English (which
        | takes a few seconds).
        |
        | The author suggests that, either
        | during or after the course, that
        | one should continue this method
        | using either TV programs, radio,
        | tapes, etc.
        |
        | I can't think of a better
        | source than the words of
        | priests, bishops, monks, and
        | theological teachers to help
        | me in this quest to make
        | the Russian language less and
        | less obscure, and more
        | comprehendable, hopefully to
        | the point where I will be able
        | to converse. [beyond the
        | "hello, my name is/what time
        | is it" types of things]
        |
        | Any help for a source of
        | such recorded lectures,
        | sermons, conversations,
        | interviews in Russian on
        | Russian Orthodox topics
        | would be most appreciated!!
        |
        | Kenneth Udut
        | Kenneth.Udut@...
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