Praying Acathistos-hymns is a widely spread and cherished custom of Orthodox Christians. Many of them add an Acathistos either of their own choice, or according to their specific needs or upon the advice of their spiritual father, to their morning or evening prayers.
The present work is based on several biographies of Elder Paissios, including his autobiography. Most of all the work of Archpriest Serge Chetverikov ‘Moldavian Elder Paissios Velichkovski, his life, teaching and his influence on the Orthodox regular clergy’ has been used. The issues which are dealt with in the present book are still actual today.
Saint Seraphim is one of the most venerated saints of Russia, and has greatly influenced the spiritual life, not only of the entire Russian clergy, but also of the thousands of laymen who were drawn to Christian mysticism. Saint Seraphim has formulated in his teaching in simple words the purpose and the ways of Christian ascetic life, in order to make...
This work is mainly the narration taken from two books: the first – “The Life and Works of our Holy God-bearing father Sergius, Hegumen of Radonezh, Miracle-worker of all Russia by priest-monk Nikon (Rozhdestvensky), the second – “Saint Sergius of Radonezh and the Trinity Lavra founded by him” by the academician E. Golubinsky (1909).
In the Christian tradition the Patericon is a collection of short stories which contains the description of the lives, spiritual practices and, sometimes, teachings of the Christian practitioners, monks or ascetics.
We offer here a translation of St. Luke's beautiful treaty on God, man and the universe, based on the Holy Scriptures, his religious experience and the works of scientists, theologians and philosophers.The reader will even find clues with regard to the secrets of life in the whole universe, on the distant stars and planets that God’s Spirit has revealed...
This book gives an idea of what happens to the soul after death and how we can prepare ourselves for that time.