Paperback: 52 pages
Includes the Lives of:
Holy Elder Leonid of Optina: Elder Leonid was the first Optina elder.Â He had a straightforward manner, yet was both loving and fatherly.Â For his renewal of ancient Orthodox practices and true Orthodox spirituality, he endured much persecution.
Saint Andrew of Crete is the inspired writer of the Great Canon of Repentance.
Holy Martyr Thomais was killed by her lustful father-in-law because she would not give in to his evil desires.Â She especially helps the faithful overcome lustful temptations.
Apostle Simon the Zealot was the bridegroom at the wedding in Cana of Galilee where Christ performed His first miracle.Â After this, he left his wife and became one of the twelve great Apostles.