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[orthodox-synod] Re: Tapes of theological discussions/sermons/interviews in Russian?

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  • 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 1 of 2 , Sep 7, 1999
      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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