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 Life of Hieroschemamonk Anatoly Elder of Optina and Director of the Skete
Index of Topics
Table of Letters by Number and Title
Living the Faith - Spiritual Instruction from St Anatoly (Zertsalov) of Optina - Electronic book text cover
Binding: Electronic book text, 308 pages ISBN: 9780884654179