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
The Mother of God was, is, and will continue to be the Unrivaled Protectress of Christians. This little booklet includes an introductory chapter and concluding poem by Saint Nektarios of Aegina...
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