A publishing sensation in Russia in 2012, Everyday Saints and Other Stories (Alledaagse Heiligen) by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) of the Russian Orthodox Church hit the top of the bestseller lists in the country and won several national awards including Book of the Year.
This finest piece of “monastery prose” is a collection of stories from the author’s life. The book continues to mesmerize the international audience, and here’s why. In it, readers find homilies, confessions and parables, words of universal wisdom and much more. “Almost all the stories included in the book, were part of my sermons. All this is part of our church life. A sermon is based on the understanding of the Scripture, on the interpretation of church events by the holy fathers and examples from life. Students of pastoral theology told these stories. To brotherhood and friends. Many advised me strongly, and then even demanded, that these stories were written.”
The book has been translated into English, German, French, Polish, Greek and other languages.