Letters to a Beginner on Giving One's Life to God
This book was so popular and beneficial for those leading a spiritual life in pre-Revolutionary Russia that it was reprinted several times and distributed to all monasteries, sketes, and many parishes. It was a main...
God's Revelation to the Human Heart
“When conversion takes place, the process of revelation occurs in a very simple way—a person is in need, he suffers, and then somehow the other world opens up. The more you are in suffering and difficulties and...
Wisdom from Mount Athos: The Writings of Staretz Silouan
Staretz, or "elder", is a title given to Orthodox monks of particular spiritual development. Staretz Silouan (later glorified as a saint by the Orthodox Church) was a Russian peasant whose only formal education consisted of...
The Soul After Death
What happens to the soul when it leaves the body at death? What is its state from then until the Last Judgement? Do the numerous present-day books on life after death give any real answers to these questions, or are they...
Christ Is in Our Midst: Letters from a Russian Monk
Mankind has become so earthbound! People have quite forgotten that this life of ours is the path to eternity and a preparation for it: they get excited and worked up in this vale of tears. You meet very few with whom you can...
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“Love little things, and strive for that which is modest and simple. The Lord watches over us, and He is pleased that you long for His peace. Until the soul is ready, He will only sometimes allow us to see that He is...
Elder Sergei of Vanves: Life and Teachings
Elder Sergei of Vanves was one of the most charismatic figures in 20th-century Western Europe, yet until now, little if anything has been written about him in English. He was a man in whom the holy traditions of Old Valaam...
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