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Elder Macarius of Optina

by Leonid Archimandrite

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Published by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood in Platina, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Makarīĭ, -- ieroskhimonakh, -- 1788-1860,
  • Kozelʹskai︠a︡ Vvedenskai︠a︡ Optina (Monastery) -- Biography,
  • Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ -- Clergy -- Biography,
  • Christian saints -- Russia -- Biography,
  • Monks -- Russia -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Leonid Kavelin ; translated by Valentina V. Lyovina
    GenreBiography
    SeriesThe Optina elders series -- v. 3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination386 p. :
    Number of Pages386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17238908M
    ISBN 100938635581
    ISBN 109780938635581
    LC Control Number95-68257
    OCLC/WorldCa33285713

    Elder Anthony of Optina is compiled not only from the information of his own personal notes, journals, and letters, but also from the recollections of his spiritual children, particularly those of a disciple of St. Herman of Alaska—the saintly Sergius Yanovsky—who became a monk and a disciple of Elder Anthony after returning to Russia. Book: Russian Letters of Spiritual Direction, by Elder Macarius Click to enlarge image(s) In the last century a cross-section of Russian society--peasants, nobles, writers, soldiers--streamed to the Optino Hermitage for advice--and received it, from a succession of startsi, or "elders," monks whose God-given wisdom and insight enabled them to.

      But only in Optina was the unbroken transmission of eldership; this grace-filled miracle was not interrupted for over one hundred years: from , with Elder Leonid’s move there, to the closing of the monastery in and the last Optina elders’ martyric end in the s—Sts. It began in Optina at the dawn of its revival, initiated in Metropolitan Platen, then led to White Banks Monastery where he was tonsured, to Cholnsk, the Roslavi forest, Valaam, St. Alexander of Svir monastery, Ploshchansk and the Briansk forest, before “returned” to Optina in at the invitation Elder .

      After some years’ experience in the world as a bookkeeper, in he entered upon the monastic path at the Ploshchansk Hermitage. There he formed ties with Elder Leonid and followed him to Optina. With Elder Leonid’s repose, the burden of the spiritual guidance of the skete fell to Elder Macarius. - A collection of excerpts from the letters of Elder Macarius of Optina, filled with deep spiritual insight and sobering instructions to people in a wide variety of situations. St. Macarius of Optina.


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Elder Macarius of Optina by Leonid Archimandrite Download PDF EPUB FB2

Elder Macarius of Optina is a translation of the largest compilation of materials on this elder of 19th century Russian spirituality. A disciple of elder Leonid (Volume I of the Optina Elders Series), Elder Macarius stands out as the perpetuator of the blessed tradition of holy eldership, which flourished so widely in pre-Revolutionary Russia.

he was an embodiment of ancie/5. ELDER MACARIUS OF OPTINA is a translation of the prima vita written by one of his closest disciples Archimandrite Leonid Kavelin--a man of a great literary talent. The third volume of The Optina Elders Series contains rare memoirs discovered years later shedding light on the mystical aspect of this spiritual director of uncommon caliber--a /5(5).

The well-known character of Elder Zosima in his book was modeled after Elder Ambrose, whose words of counsel Dostoyevsky put directly into the mouth of his unforgettable character.

This edition of Elder Ambrose's life is a faithful English translation of the original Optina edition, printed in /5(3).

Elder Macarius of Optina was glorified with all the Elders of Optina by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in The feast day for St. Macarius of Optina is September 7. The local veneration of the Elders of Optina was authorized by the Patriarchate of Moscow on J. From Elder Macarius of Optina, by Fr.

Leonid Kavelin (Platina, CA: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood Press, ), pp. An Excerpt from On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: Two Hundred and Twenty-Six Texts by St. Mark the Ascetic. The books that Optina Monastery published were sent out free to all monasteries in Russia, and were read by great numbers of laypeople, as well.

This labor of love began under the leadership of Elder Macarius (Elder Leonid's disciple) and continued until the forced closure of Optina Monastery. Shortly after the repose of his Elder, Macarius was appointed confessor to the Convent of Svensk.

He prayed to God to send him a man capable of resolving the many questions that arose in the discharge of this duty, and Starets Leonid arrived soon after to spend six months at Ploschansk before settling at Optina.

Prayers, thoughts, books, and music from Orthodox Christianity both past and present. Tuesday, Janu A Letter of Elder Macarius of Optina On the 20th of January, the letter announcing to me the sad news of my esteemed grandmother, A.P., reached my hand.

Thanks be to the merciful God, Who allowed her to leave this world when she had. + St. Macarius of Optina, quoted from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window).

He is joined in by Elder Macarius, known for his publishing and translating activity. Under his supervision, patristic writings were translated into Russian and published.

But the zenith of Optina's glory was reached by Elder Ambrose, disciple of both Leo and Macarius. Elder Macarius of Optina: Kavelin, Leonid, Lyovina, Valentina V.: Books - (4).

Elder Macarius of Optina is a translation of the prima vita written by one of his closest disciples, Archimandrite Leonid Kavelin. The book also contains memoirs by his spiritual children, as well as selections from his profound letters of counsel.

Book Details. Publisher: Saint Herman of Alaska Press (March 1, ) ISBN   Elder Macarius of Optina was canonized by the Russian Church Abroad intogether with the other Elders of Optina. Macarius’ views were, in the words of Helen Kontzevitch, “Optina Views”. As such, his letters can very much be read as part of the spiritual legacy of Optina.

1 podvig—ascetic struggle or feat. 2i elder, spiritual guide. 3 skete—a smaller, and stricter gathering of monks usually near a main elders lived in the Optina skete.

From Sketis, Egypt, where some of the first monastics dwelt. 4 trapeza—(Gk.) “table”—the refectory or the meal served in it. 5 Russian, no doubt, as opposed to Church Slavonic.

Optina Pustyn, officially Svyato-Vvedenskaya Optinakaya Pustyn, is a male monastery near Kozelsk which was the most important spiritual center of the Church of Russia in the nineteenth century. The monastery was famous for the monastic renewal movement in Russia based on the hesychastic tradition that had been largely lost in the Russian monastic experience in the eighteenth.

Venerable Macarius of Optina Commemorated on September 7. The future Saint Macarius was born in into the noble Ivanov family, and was baptized with the name Michael in honor of Saint Michael of Tver (November 22). His parents Nicholas and Elizabeth had an estate in the village of Shepyatino in the Dimitrov district in the Orel province.

-Hieromonk Macarius The entire text of the letter is found in the book Elder Macarius of Optina by Fr. Leonid Kavelin and published by St. Herman of Alaska Bortherhood.

Tagged with. Archimandrite Nikita was called to bring him Communion, and to read the Canon for the Departure of the Soul. That night the Elder fell asleep in the Lord at the age of forty-three. The Moscow Patriarchate authorized local veneration of the Optina Elders on J, glorifying them for universal veneration on August 7, Elder Macarius of Optina by Fr.

Leonid Kavelin The Optina Elders Series (Vol III). The Elders of Optina Monastery Elder Macarius (Novem – September 7, ) Commemorated on September 7 Elder Macarius, born Michael Nikolaevich Ivanov in Orlov province near Kaluga, was raised in a noble family.

He spent. THE ELDERS OF OPTINA MONASTERY Elder Moses (Janu – J ) Commemorated on June 16 First in the line of Optina Elders is Moses, born Timothy Putilov. He and two brothers became monks and later. St. Macarius of Optina. Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST!

HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ. +In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Macarius is a Latinized form of a Greek given name Makários (Μακάριος).

The old Greek word μακάριος makarios (mak-ar'-ee-os) is a prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ makar (of the same meaning); supremely blessed, by extension fortunate, well off, blessed, happy. In other languages the name has the following forms: Finnish: the given name Kari or Karri.