“What can I say about those long-awaited days when the Superior of the Skete, Fr. Anthony, would serve? His every move, every word and exclamation reflected purity, meekness and reverence, and at the same time a holy feeling of majesty. I have never seen anywhere else such church services, although I have visited many monasteries and churches.” — excerpt from ELDER ANTHONY OF OPTINA
“… I know from the teachings of the Holy Fathers that every temptation or illness is sent to us by God as a cure for our infirm soul. For if our body suffers, God forgives our past and present sins and prevents us from sinning in the future. That is why we should wholeheartedly thank the Lord God Who is so merciful to us and turns everything to our benefit and permits us to be ill. Thus, we shouldn’t grumble. This is the reason why I am trying, with the help of God, to endure my illness meekly.… I have never had as much time for reading soul-profiting books as I have now in my prolonged illness, and therefore I wonder—how shall I thank my God for all He has granted me!”—from a letter of Elder Anthony
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...
This small booklet describes the use the prayer rope in the daily life of an Orthodox Christian. The booklet covers the following topics: History of the prayer rope Explanation of...
St. Luke of Simferopol (1877-1961)—at once a renowned surgeon and a bishop of the Orthodox Church —was a true father, shepherd and healer for the faithful through decades of Communist persecution behind...