Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina
Living Without Hypocrisy
- The Optina Monastery, south of Moscow, was in many ways the greatest spiritual center of nineteenth century Russia. Here we are offered wisdom from the spiritual Fathers of that time in the form of pithy thoughts organized thematically under headings such as "Faith", "Love of Neighbor", "Inner Peace" etc. They both challenge and encourage the reader towards a life "without hypocrisy."