Saint Gabriel, schema-archimandrite of the Seven Lakes Monastery near Kazan (†1915), was one of the last great spiritual guides to grace Russia before the Revolution. In his early monastic life he was a disciple of the great Elder Ambrose of Optina Monastery, and drank deeply of the living water there. His life thereafter was filled with trials, labors, and illness, all of which refined his soul and formed him into a superb guide to those around him.
The biography of St. Gabriel was written soon after his repose by one of his close disciples, Archimandrite Symeon Kholmogorov, in an engaging and moving style. This new, greatly expanded book on St. Gabriel contains the elder’s Life — first published in English as One of the Ancients — and, for the first time in English translation, his complete writings and letters to spiritual children, as well as an Akathist hymn. It also features a biography of the author, who suffered martyrdom at the hands of the Communists in 1937.
424 pages, paperback, illustrated
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