Award-winning Elder Joseph the Hesychast film available online for 24 hours today (+VIDEO)

London, May 21, 2020     

A new documentary on the great 20th-century Athonite spiritual father St. Joseph the Hesychast, starring the Emmy-award winning Jonathan Jackson, is available to view online today for 24 hours.

The film is being presented by the London Greek Film Festival and the Orthodoxia News Agency. It can be viewed on Vimeo from 9:00 AM today Greek time (3:00 AM Eastern Standard) May 21, to 9:00 AM tomorrow (3:00 AM Eastern Standard), May 22.

Also watch the film below:

OrthoChristian earlier reported that the film was nominated for three awards in the London Short Film Festival, and it has also won five Odysseus awards in the London Greek Film Festival: Best Documentary, Best Actor (Jonathan Jackson), Best Music Video, for “A Prayer for All” by Jonathan Jackson (with lyrics inspired by St. Joseph’s writings) and two honorary award to the monks of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos for the documentary production and their participation in the documentary, and their “Spiritual and Social Contribution all over the world.”

Another documentary on St. Joseph, as well as documentaries on the newly-canonized St. Ieronymos of Simenopetra and on Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona can also be viewed on

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Ronald Schmidt9/10/2020 8:17 pm
I would like to make a donation and receive the password to watch the movie. Please write me on
ProdigalX5/25/2020 5:24 pm
The documentary hasn't yet been released for distribution. The one day showing on Vimeo was actually the Film Festival screening, which normally would have been done onsite. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, however, it was presented for viewing online instead. If I understand correctly, the public distribution of the video may still be months off. In the meantime, the music video "A Prayer for All", which also received a first place award, features Jonathan singing and includes many video clips from the documentary. It may be found at and on YouTube. The album featuring this song will be called the "Great Hours", and will contain songs derived from the poems of Saint Joseph the Hesychast.
Anna 5/24/2020 11:53 pm
Will this documentary be distributed in theaters or in DVD? It sad it was only available for 24 hours.
Julie Cheek5/24/2020 10:19 pm
How can you watch the film after 5/22?
Anne Haley5/24/2020 10:09 am
I was, sadly unable to watch the movie on Vimeo. I will gladly pay, make a donation or whatever is necessary to receive a password. The trailer is absolutely stunning and I so want to see the film. God bless all who are involved in this project.
Vigne5/23/2020 4:28 pm
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Liliana Dorobantu5/22/2020 1:03 pm
Great movie: there is a need of more such movies from Orthodox Christians for the new generation, who lost their way in this world..
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