Who are the Saints?
The Qualities of the Saints
The Value of the Lives of the Saints
The Influence of Optina Monastery
A Description of the Monastery
Elder’s and Eldership
The Elders of Optina Monastery
A Note of Thanks
To those who have offered suggestions for this periodical from its title to thematic articles; to those editors; to those who have donated their time and finances to this work; to those who wrote articles or did translation work. I sincerely thank-you. May God grant you a prosperous life, health, salvation and good success in all things.
- Subdeacon Matthew Long
“As the fathers say, the extremes from both sides are equally harmful… [We must] go on the royal path, avoiding the extremes on both sides.” (St. John Cassian)