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Living the Faith
Spiritual Instruction from St Anatoly (Zertsalov) of Optina

By Anatoly (Zertsalov)

Living the Faith
Electronic book text (EPUB), 308 pages
Published: 1st March 2016
ISBN: 9780884654179
Status: Available

Electronic book text (Kindle)
ISBN: 9780884654209

This work includes  three hundred and eighty-two letters of spiritual counsel from the Optina Elder Hieroschemamonk Anatoly (Zertsalov).  Written in a tone that is both firm and tender, they are the words of a caring father for his spiritual children These letters, while originally addressed to nuns, can be applied with profit to all Christians, both monastic and lay. This digital edition includes four photos as well as the life of St. Anatoly, a glossary, an index of topics, and a table of letters. This was first published in the Russian language in 1901 and then translated by Holy Nativity Convent into English and published as “A Collection of Letters to Nuns: Profitable Instructions for Laymen and Monastics”  in 1993 by Holy Trinity Monastery. In 2016 the  digital edition with photos was prepared as the guidance given is timeless.



The Letters

The Life of Hieroschemamonk Anatoly Elder of Optina and Director of the Skete


Index of Topics

Table of Letters by Number and Title

End Notes


Living the Faith
Living the Faith - Spiritual Instruction from St Anatoly (Zertsalov) of Optina - Electronic book text cover

Publication Details:

Binding: Electronic book text, 308 pages
ISBN: 9780884654179

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9780884654209

BISAC Code:  REL012000, REL049000
Imprint: Printshop of St Job of Pochaev

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