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Living an Orthodox Life: The Orthodox Way of Life

The Restoration of the Orthodox Way of Life, by Archbishop Andrew of New-Diveyevo. A very important work for our times. Archbishop Andrew was referred to by Fr. Seraphim of Platina in his classic "Orthodoxy in the U.S.A" essay.

The Orthodox Way of Life, by a Nun Abroad.

The Orthodox World-View, by Fr. Seraphim Rose.

In Step with Sts. Patrick and Gregory of Tours, by Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina. A brilliant article wherein he critiques our modern culture and explains how Orthodox Christians can keep to the narrow path of salvation.

Raising the Mind, Warming the Heart, by Fr. Seraphim Rose.

Problems of Orthodoxy in America, Part III: The Spiritual Problem, by Fr. Alexander Schmemann. A brilliant analysis of Orthodoxy in American. He defines and critiques secularism, shows how it has crept into American Orthodoxy, gives a vision of a true Orthodox way of life, and then presents a roadmap to get there.

Introduction to The Boundless Garden: Selected Short Stories, Volume I, by Alexandros Papadiamandis.

Feasts and Holidays. An Excerpt from With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man, by Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite (+1994).

The Condition of Society, by Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich.

Elder Barsanuphius of Optina: Talks with Spiritual Children, by Fr. Victor Afanasiev. Part I | Part II. These installments are from this wonderful book in The Optina Elders Series. The Optina Elders are especially significant for our day as they essentially lived in modern times. They had tremendous impact on Russian society, influencing many people from all walks of life—young, old, rich, poor, lay, clergy and monastic. These talks were selected for publication on this Web site due to their special appropriateness for lay people struggling to live an Orthodox life in the world.