UPDATE: We are now sold out of the free icons of the Saint. Our apologies to those who did not get one--we gave away over 80 icons in less than an hour! Lord willing, there will be more available in the future. If you would like an icon, please specify your preferred size and submit your email in the field above, and you will be the first to be notified when we receive more. Thank you for your patience!
At the height of World War II, a small band of students in Munich, Germany, formed a clandestine organization called the White Rose, which exposed the Nazi regime’s murderous atrocities and called for its overthrow. In its first anti-Nazi tract, the group wrote, “...Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be ‘governed’ without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct...” The students risked everything to struggle against a world that had lost its moorings. Early in 1943 key members of the group were discovered and executed.
Among those put to death was Alexander Schmorell, a young man of Russian birth whose family came to Germany when he was a small boy. This biography eloquently recounts the journey of an energetic and talented young man who loved life but who, deeply inspired by his Orthodox Christian faith, was willing to sacrifice it 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. In 2012, the Russian Orthodox Church officially recognized him as a martyr and saint.
The story of Alexander’s life and death is made available to English readers here for the first time, vividly illustrated with black and white photographs.
Paperback, 232 pp.
My joy, I beg you, acquire the Spirit of Peace. That means to bring oneself to such a state that our spirit will not be disturbed by anything. For one...
The Saints of the Church are the living seeds of Christ’s teachings that sprout across the ages and grow into mighty, spiritual trees, under which we find shelter from the...
By Mother Mary and Kallistos WareThe present volume forms a supplement to The Lenten Triodion. It contains all the offices to be found in the Greek Triodion, but omitted for...
By Mother Mary and Kallistos WareThe complete service books of the Orthodox Church for Great Lent. This volume includes an introduction on the Meaning of the Great Fast by Bishop...