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Chronicles of Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery

Chronicles of Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery

A unique publication!

First English translation of a story of miracles, love, hate, faith and betrayal; but sorrow and sadness is overcome by prophecy and unimaginable joy.

This is a story of simple folk and spiritual giants in 19th century Russia. It’s the story depicting the extraordinary life of a boy becoming the world beloved St Seraphim of Sarov. We see Seraphim transcending the bounds of the spiritual and the material. We encounter a man full of joy to whom flocked thousands of people - and still do. He was at one with nature living in the forest where the wild bear lies at his feet and is fed by him. He is at one with all, forest or town.

We encounter so many individuals searching for something more than their immediate surroundings, we enter the Convent in Diveyevo and see life inside, warts and all.

This book of some 1,000 pages and 140 illustrations and photographs, taken from the collection of 60 manuscripts, is compiled by Leonid Chichagov, a Bishop executed by Bolsheviks in 1937.

Saints Alive Press is publishing an English edition of Chronicles of Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery - READ MORE .


Project Team
The Team who have been working to accomplish this important task,
not including the International Editorial Review Group,
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
Dr Ann Shukman
Mother Seraphima (Monastère Orthodoxe Notre Dame de Toute Protection, France)
Jeanne Knights
Fr Georgy Pavlovitch


To publish an English edition of Chronicles of Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery


To make available for the first time in the English language the key text in St Seraphim Studies. This important work will not only be of great benefit to scholarship but is also of significant spiritual value.


This book is being published by Saints Alive Press in 2018.

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