St Seraphim of Sarov (1754 – 1833)

Tamara Penwell's icon of Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Everybody’s favourite saint. The most renowned Orthodox monk and mystic, and spiritual elder. St Seraphim was a true giant of contemplative prayer, having spent 25 years living as a hermit in the forest of Sarov. For three of those years Seraphim prayed every night, all night kneeling on a rock, with his arms raised. St […]