Elder Ambrose (1812–1891) is considered the pinnacle of Eldership in Optina. He embodied the virtues of all the elders in the highest degree--divine humility, purity of mind and heart, overflowing love, and total self-sacrifice for thesalvation of his fellow man. So great were his gifts that hundreds of people flocked daily to his humble cabin at Optina, including the writers Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Leontiev.
by Fr. Sergius Chetverikov
470 pp., illustrated, paperback
This hardbound, full-color children's book brings to life the remarkable true story of a bear that, inspired by God, saved the life of the Russian New Martyr, Metropolitan Peter of...
This beautiful 2020 calendar features a full color photo for every month of the year. Each picture vividly captures some aspect of the monastery's life appropriate to the season. 9"...