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Holy New Martyrs of Optina

From Issue 19 In 1917, the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism resulted in the deaths of millions of believers and destroyed countle...
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Introduction article to Issue 25 Jesus Christ. Swine. Madness. We have flipped entirely upside down. The world’s progression has become an ...
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The Mystery of God’s Judgements

By Elder Paisios of Mount Athos (1994) Printed in Issue 19 Father Paisios told us the following story, wishing to give us an example of the...
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The Sisters of Mercy

Printed in Issue #22 On the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, lies a haven for the sick and suffering. This is the Convent of Saint Elizabeth, a so...
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Two Deaths

Written by Sophocles Printed in Issue 22 Every so often it happens to me that my past love of Punk Rock is renewed and brought back up to the...
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Saint Feofil of the Kiev Caves

From Issue #23 Here we re-print the life of a lover of truth that has become known as the Patron of lost things. Today, more than a hundred ye...
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Letter From Exile

by Saint Theodore of Studios This article was posted because we have learned that the ancient Monastery of Studios (which this great Saint was...
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The Nuns of Shamordino: Prisoners of Solovki

The Nuns of Shamordino Printed in Issue 22 Upon him who labors— God sheds mercy; but he who loves acquires consolation.        Elder Ambros...
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Elder Nikolai Guryanov

Elder Nikolai With a deep love for God and the Heavenly Queen, a monk once asked in his sincere prayer, “show me what mortal in our sinful...
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The Impossibility of Aloneness: When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas

By Magnus Printed in Issue 24 I’m an Orthodox Christian living in Homer, Alaska and experienced Jesus Christ in the Himalayas, in India. I...
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