The Martha - Mary Convent
and the Rule of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
This short work sets forth in the Grand Duchess's own words her vision for monastic life in inner city early twentieth century Moscow. Of interest to all who have a concern for the poor and outcasts of society. Well illustrated with black and white photos.
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— About the Book —
This short work sets forth in the Grand Duchess's own words her vision for monastic life in inner city early twentieth century Moscow. The style is very different from that of better-known monastic rules, as for example of St. Benedict. Through it the reader is offered a glimpse into the daily life of this short lived but fruitful outreach of one of the best known grand daughters of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland. A short life of the new martyr, murdered by the Bolsheviks, is provided at the end of the work. Well illustrated with black and white photos.
— Contents —
The Spirit Giveth Life
The Master Is Come and Calleth For Thee
Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord: Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word
Yet Not I, But Christ Liveth In Me
Bear Ye One Another's Burdens and So Fulfill the Law of Christ
Quench Not the Spirit
Organization of the Convent
A Day at the Community
A Brief Life of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr