New Martyrs from Optina

There is an excellent account of three Monk Martyrs of Optina Monastery in Russia on the website of Handmaidleah. She is a frequent visitor to this blog, always with insightful comments. Her account of these new saints is well worth a read. Her blog, Christ is in our Midst is on the blogroll here at Glory to God for All Things.

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.






2 responses to “New Martyrs from Optina”

  1. handmaidmaryleah Avatar

    Fr. Stephen,
    You are far too kind. Yet I thank you just the same.

  2. handmaidmaryleah Avatar

    Fr. Stephen I just had an odd thought, do you remember when you posted the words to How Can I Keep From Singing? I forgot that I have that song on my YouTube video from Spruce island, odd that I should think of that, it is the second tune I put on that video…
    For those who want to hear the song sung by the students at St. Innocent’s Academy in Kodiak Alaska here is the link:

    In Christ,

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