Elder Ambrose (1812–1891) is considered the pinnacle of Eldership in Optina. He embodied the virtues of all the elders in the highest degree--divine humility, purity of mind and heart, overflowing love, and total self-sacrifice for thesalvation of his fellow man. So great were his gifts that hundreds of people flocked daily to his humble cabin at Optina, including the writers Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Leontiev.
by Fr. Sergius Chetverikov
470 pp., illustrated, paperback
This classic Orthodox commentary on the Gospels was written about the year 1100 A.D. by the brilliant and saintly Orthodox hierarch, Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid. His commentary has remained a primary...
A children's life of St. John of San Francisco, with full color illustrations and photographs. Goolya was the pet pigeon he kept during the latter part of his life. 33pp....
In this collection of writings and essays, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov shares insights and lessons gleaned from fifty years of fruitful pastoral service. Although addressed particularly to clergy and those contemplating...