American Orthodox Church History Saints Spirituality

St. Herman of Alaska

“A true Christian is made by faith and love of Christ. Our sins do not in the least hinder our Christianity, according to the word of the Savior Himself. He said: I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance…”

– St. Herman of Alaska

Church History Saints Spirituality

St. Paisius Velichkovsky

“Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: that your Creator for your sake became Man, and deigned to suffer for the sake of your salvation. His angels tremble, the Cherubim are terrified, the Seraphim are in fear, and all the heavenly powers ceaselessly give praise; and you, unfortunate soul, remain in laziness. At least from this time forth arise and do not put off, my beloved soul, holy repentance, contrition of heart and penance for your sins.”

– St. Paisius Velichovsky


St. Innocent of Alaska

Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian islands
Enlightener of America


The Prologue of Ohrid

The Prologue from Ohrid is a precious collection of the lives of the saints of the Orthodox Church intended for daily
use by the faithful, it was first compiled
by Saint Nikolai Velimorovich in the 1920’s.

Church History Saints

St. Job of Pochaev

“You strengthened all people in Orthodoxy, Job, our venerable father; pray that our souls may be saved.”

– Troparion of St. Job

Church History Saints

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

“It is necessary that reading be assisted by a way of life:
‘Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves’ (James 1:22).”

– St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

Church History Saints

St Tikhon of Zadonsk

“Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses?
God also forgives us in His mercy.
Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us.”

-St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

American Orthodox Church History Saints

Orthodoxy in China

“Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of your servants — Priest Mitrophan and those with him — and make their memory to be eternal. Amen.”

American Orthodox Catechesis Christian Living Church History Prayer Saints Scripture Theology

Blessed Father Seraphim Rose

“Orthodoxy is not so much a matter of the head,
it’s something living and it’s of the heart…”

– Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose

Book Notes Christian Living Gospels Saints Scripture

Blessed Theophylact

“…the novice should also read The Herald; that is, the explanation of the Gospel by Blessed Theophylact”

-St Ignatius Brianchaninov

American Orthodox Church History Saints

Orthodoxy in the British Isles

“Better a stupid and unlettered brother who, working the good things he knows, merits life in Heaven than one who though being distinguished for his learning in the Scriptures, or even holding the place of a doctor, lacks the bread of love.”

-St. Bede the Venerable

Church History Saints Scripture The Theotokos Theology


“Rejoice of Virgin Theotokos! Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls!”