Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

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  • Summary: Leave your busy, stressful world for a moment to discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks andLeave your busy, stressful world for a moment to discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks and nuns reveal the simple prayer, bringing us into their private cells, caves and sanctuaries in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Russia. (Passion River Films) Expand

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  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Apr 7, 2011
    70
    The most consistent and useful thread running throughout this enervating travelogue is the value of silence as a path to inner peace, a notion to which any Manhattan dweller can surely attest.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 5, 2011
    50
    In its didactic narration and constant on-screen introductions, the film loses a good deal of the very silence and mystery it venerates.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Apr 10, 2011
    50
    Though initially fascinating, this two-hour travelogue soon becomes repetitive as it forsakes stark desert isolation for icon-festooned churches and overcrowded ceremonies.

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