Biographies / Saints Lives

Items 11 to 20 of 235 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction
  1. At the Ringing of the Bells. The Paschal Martyrs of Optina

    At the Ringing of the Bells. The Paschal Martyrs of Optina

    $32.95

    On Pascha of 1993, three young monks of the famous Optina Hermitage—Hieromonk Vasily, Monk Therapont, and Monk Trophim—were brutally murdered by a satanist. Learn More
  2. St Paisios of Mount Athos

    St Paisios of Mount Athos

    $45.00

    The life of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos ( 1924-1994), canonized on 13 of January 2015 Learn More
  3. Pearl of Great Price. Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova

    Pearl of Great Price. Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova

    $24.95

    Out of stock

    The moving story of Mother Maria Skobtsova( born:1891, died: 1945 ) a nun of the Orthodox Church, who was born into a Russian aristocratic home but who died a martyr's death in one of Hitler's concentration camps. Foreword by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom. The Author:Sergei Hackel (+ 2005), priest of the Moscow Patriarchate in the UK, was for many years the editor of the ecumenical journal Sobornost and the "voice" of the BBC Russian religious broadcasts during the Soviet era. Learn More
  4. Champion of Good, The Life of Father Ilarion

    Champion of Good, The Life of Father Ilarion

    $26.95

    Out of stock

    Many lovers of literature are familiar, through Dostoyevsky’s works, with the concept of the Russian "Staretz," or spiritual elder, and this biography offers a vivid portrayal of an authentic Staretz, Father Ilarion—a monk of the renowned Glinsk hermitage in modern-day Ukraine. Offering unique insights into the Orthodox Church in Russia during communism and in the immediate postcommunist period, this account not only chronicles Father Ilarion’s journey, but also presents a vision of a simple Christian life in the contemporary world. With contributions from Father Ilarion’s spiritual followers, this history also provides a glimpse into Russian culture and religious perspectives. Learn More
  5. Alexander  Schmorell  Saint of the German Resistance

    Alexander Schmorell Saint of the German Resistance

    $25.95

    At the height of World War II, a small band of students in Munich, Germany, calling themselves the White Rose, exposed the Nazi régime’s murderous atrocities and called for its overthrow. Among them was Alexander Schmorell, a talented young man of Russian descent who, deeply inspired by his Orthodox Christian faith, was willing to sacrifice his life as a testimony to his faith in God that had taught him to love beauty and freedom, both of which the Nazis sought to destroy. Arrested and convicted of treason, Alexander and several compatriots were confined in Stadelheim Prison to await their execution. The prison, then, became Alexander’s “Golgotha”. For three months, he prepared himself and his family for the inevitable end. A Catholic priest who visited the prisoners remarked that Alexander had “set a course for heaven.” The short chapter below is excerpted from Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance As Alexander languished in prison, his inner peace unfolded further, contrasting sharply with the mood expressed in letters he had written during the winter prior to his arrest, complaining that “bleakness and sadness have become my constant companions,” and that “dreadful disquiet is the prevailing characteristic of my life,” with no respite of calm. Now, after having spent over four months in prison, and almost three months on death row, he was moved to write the following letter to his sister. Icon of St Alexander Schmorell Icon of St Alexander, painted by Priest Alexij Lemmer for his glorification in 2012. July 2, 1943 My dear, dear Natasha: You have surely read the letters I have written to our parents, so that you are fairly well posted. You will perhaps be surprised when I tell you that I am day by day becoming calmer inwardly, even joyous and glad, and that my mood is nearly always better than it used to be when I was free! How does this happen? I’ll tell you at once. This whole terrible “misfortune” has been necessary to show me the right way—and therefore it has actually not been a misfortune at all. Above all, I am glad, and grateful to God for it, that it has been granted to me to understand this sign from Him, and thereby to find the right way. For what did I know before this of faith, of true, deep faith, of truth, of the ultimate and only truth of God? Very little! But now I have progressed so far that I am happy and calm and confident even in my present situation—come what may. I hope that you have experienced a similar development and that you too, after the deep sorrow of separation, have reached the point of thanking God for everything. This misfortune was necessary; it opened my eyes—not only my eyes but also the eyes of all those whom it has befallen, our family included. I hope that all of you have likewise understood correctly this sign from God. My sincerest greetings to all, but greetings especially to you from Your Shurik Cover of the newly published book on St Alexander Schmorell Cover of the newly published biography of St Alexander of Munich. During her imprisonment by the Gestapo, Natasha had nearly lost sight in one eye as a result of a retinal detachment. Having received news of this, Alexander asked for permission to write a letter home without waiting for the requisite number of weeks to elapse. In a short note dated July 11, ever solicitous of the welfare of others, he urged his parents to make sure that his sister received the best of care. He cautioned against going to the medical clinic at the university—“I know how they work there”—and expressed hope that Natasha is being treated by Professor Wessely: “He is the best eye specialist.” Alexander advised Natasha to follow her doctor’s prescribed treatment exactly to make sure that it is successful. A few days earlier, on July 8, unbeknownst to Alexander, the senior prosecutor in Munich had advised the chief prosecutor of the People’s Court in Berlin that the day of the executions of Alexander Schmorell and Professor Kurt Huber was set for Tuesday, July 13. Willi Graf, however, was still required for further questioning, and his execution was postponed. Early on the morning of July 13, Alexander received the official order of execution. It was to take place at 5 p.m. that afternoon, with Alexander going first, followed by Professor Huber. Alexander picked up his pen one last time to write his loved ones a letter of farewell. Learn More
  6. Sweetness of Grace

    Sweetness of Grace

    $27.95

    From the author of The Scent of Holiness, The Sweetness of Grace is a collection of stories derived from conversations with Orthodox nuns, monks, and laypeople, along with experiences of Orthodox life in South Korea, Greece, and North America. Those who enjoyed Everyday Saints will enjoy these similar stories from other parts of the Orthodox world. Constantina R. Palmer is from New Brunswick, a quaint province on Canada’s Atlantic coast. She lived in Thessaloniki, Greece for almost six years, during which time she received a Master’s degree in theology from Aristotle University, studied Cretan style iconography, as well as Byzantine chant. Not one to simply learn from books she also spent significant time at a number of women’s monasteries throughout northern Greece. Currently, she lives with her husband, an Orthodox priest, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, serving the only Orthodox parish on the island of Newfoundland. She is also a social worker. Learn More
  7. Life and Martyrdom of Saint Anastasia and those who were martyred with her

    Life and Martyrdom of Saint Anastasia and those who were martyred with her

    $6.00

    Out of stock

    This saint, often called "The deliverer from potions" is celebrated on December 22. She and her companions were martyred in Rome during the reign of Diocletian. An inspiring life. Learn More
  8. The Holy Martyr Dorothy

    The Holy Martyr Dorothy

    $4.95

    illustrated by Myroslava Ponomarchuk, revised edition. Saint Dorothy was martyred during the reign of Diocletian, on February 6, 303 according to tradition. Her life was preserved in the Latin, from which it was translated into Russian in the collection of St. Dimitry of Rostov. It was translated into English from the Russian text. Learn More
  9. On Earth We're Just Learning How To Live

    On Earth We're Just Learning How To Live

    $24.95

    During his long life, Fr. Valentin has had innumerable experiences of God’s mercy and has met a great many others who have experienced God in profound and at times miraculous ways. He has recorded these experiences in this book for the sake of younger generations, in order to strengthen their faith, and in order to derive teachings on how to live as true Christians: with prayer, love for others, hope in God, humility, repentance, and forgiveness. Learn More
  10. Little Corner of Paradise

    Little Corner of Paradise

    $29.95

    Elder Paisius (Olaru) of Sihla (1897–1990) was one of the most beloved spiritual fathers of Romania in recent times. In his youth he lived a life of prayer and service, learning from an older generation of spiritual giants. After World War II he moved to Sihăstria Monastery, where his spiritual son, Elder Cleopa, had recently become abbot. It was there that he became renowned for his spiritual wisdom and discernment, confessing the monks and laymen who came to the monastery. Eventually he moved to the nearby Sihla Skete, where he could continue his life of prayer in greater solitude. Throughout the Communist period, Elder Paisius was a refuge and shelter for those who desired to preserve their faith in those difficult times. Professors and doctors, farmers and factory workers all came to the humble elder to hear words of consolation, encouragement, and direction. A father of love and hope, he focused the gaze of his flock on Christ and His Heavenly Kingdom, expressing the wish that the Lord grant them a “little corner of Paradise.” Included in the present volume are the life of this remarkable elder, many of his spiritual teachings, recollections of his spiritual children, interviews conducted with him, his letters, and his poetry. “Prayer is not a theory that one learns in school. The prayer of the heart, that is, prayer made with the awareness of the heart, is a gift of the Holy Spirit…. Whoever loves God with his whole soul, with all his strength and all his heart, will be endowed with the gift of prayer of the heart and the gift of holy tears.” —Elder Paisius Learn More

Items 11 to 20 of 235 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction