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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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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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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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St. Nino: Enlightener of Georgia

The virgin Nino of Cappadocia was a relative of Great-martyr George and the only daughter of a widely respected and honorable couple. Her fat...
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St. Peter the Aleut

Saint Peter: The First American Born Martyr The holy martyr Peter the Aleut (or Cungagnaq in his native tongue) was a native aleut of Kodi...
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The Life of The Theotokos

Whom the Grave Could Not Contain The Theotokos (God-Bearer) was born of the elderly Joachim and Anna as an answer to their prayers. After bein...
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Elder Michael the Blind

Michael was born in 1877 in the country of Latvia. He had hardly reached the age of one and a half when his mother died; and when he was six,...
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Saint Mary: The Desert Dweller

By Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem. It is good to hide the secret of a king, but it is glorious to reveal and preach the works of God" (Tobit 12...
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St. Xenia: The Homeless Wanderer

We know almost nothing about the early years of Blessed Xenia's life. She was happily married to a colonel who was a court singer in St. Petersbu...
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