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Elder Anthony of Optina

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Elder Anthony of Optina, one of the first Elders of the Optina monastery in 19th century Russia, was a humble soul on a determined path to acquire the Kingdom of Heaven. This book offers a unique view of his formative years in silence and prayer in a remote forest, his years of co-struggling with his older brother, Elder Moses, and his last years as Abbot of the Optina her ...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by St. Xenia Skete Pr (first published October 1st 1996)
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This book St. Anthony of Optina has some great info about the saint and also shares much wisdom as well in his many letters to people over the years.
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