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Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov

Bishop and theologian of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was canonized as a saint by the 1988.

Why Should we Read the Desert Fathers?

Conversation and association with one’s neighbors very much affects a person. Conversation and acquaintance with a learned man communicates much knowledge; with a poet,...

The Life According To The Commandments Of The Gospel

From his very early entry into the monastery, a monk should occupy himself with all possible care and attention with the reading of the...

On Discretion in Reading the Patristic Books on the Monastic Life

The books of the holy Fathers on the monastic life must be, read with great caution. It has been noticed that novices can never...

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