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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Posted by Fr. Pierre (Blais), ThD. on 19th Mar 2020
We found this booklet to be a spiritual gem on mixed contemplative-active monasticism in the Russian Orthodox tradition. It is a treasure that should find its way in Orthodox monastic libraries, not only because it is in English (making it a rare find) but is one of the few extant Rules of mixed contemplative-active Orthodox monasticism (making it an exceptional find.). St. Elizabeth puts to shame those who dogmatize that there is only one room in the Divine Father's house of hesychia; and that the angelic life is a call to incarnate only one of the nine choirs of angels. There is no shame in sitting at one of the lesser seats of the Lord's Table, as many will be called and of these few will be chosen.
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