“…The wellspring of prayer is in everyone—it is tapped either by gradually delving deeper into oneself in accordance with the teachings of the Fathers, or instantaneously, thunderstruck by God’s piercing to the core of the soul.”—Elder Leonid
“When we find that we are deprived of the virtues and therefore have no high opinion of ourselves, then this by itself can attract God’s favorable gaze, which will strengthen us with hope against the deadly spirit of despair. When we have had no success in the virtues, there is no closer means for salvation than humbleness of mind.”—Elder Leonid
“A person cannot overcome the passions on his own. This is the work of the right hand of the Most High, the action of the power of God. On our part we have only to preserve intact the holy disposition given us by God, and, in keeping with it, offer our efforts to attain the land of passionlessness.”—Elder Leonid
In 1919 Russian Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov, a World War I army nurse and youngest sister of Tsar Nicholas II, fled the Bolshevik Revolution with her husband Col. Nikolai...
~ NEW EDITION ~ This new edition of St. Theophan’s classic spiritual text is enhanced with a larger format, a full-color icon of the saint, and colorful pages throughout...
This is the classic canon of repentance, chanted in parts over the first four days of the Lenten Fast and in its entirety on the Thursday of the fifth week....