Voices from Russia

Sunday, 18 October 2015

18 October 2015. A Thought from Elder Archimandrite St Varsonofy Plikhanov of the Optina Pustyn

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Elder Varsonofy had been a long-service army officer in the Orenburg Cossack voiska, reaching the rank of colonel. He didn’t enter the monastery until he was 45. It takes all kinds, not only to make a world, but also to make a Church!


Monday, 28 September 2015

28 September 2015. A Thought from Righteous Elder St Nektary Tikhonov of the Optina Pustyn

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St Nektary blessed Marshal G K Zhukov to serve in the Red Army (Zhukov was a believer). For more on St Nektary, click here.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

8 April 2015. A Thought from St Makary of Optina (+1860)

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