|Letters from Father Seraphim In
1970 Fr. Alexey Young, long time editor of Orthodox America, received his first letter
from Hiero-monk Seraphim (then still the layman, Eugene Rose). It was the beginning of a fruitful correspondence
which lasted twelve years, until Fr. Seraphim's untimely death in 1982. The letters consistently communicate the Orthodox
perspective on such diverse matters as personal relationships, the upbringing of children,
mission, evolution, euthanasia... They
provide not only a wealth of spiritual counsel-steering along the Royal Path between the
narrow "correctness" of the right and the modernism of the left-but also a
wonderfully intimate portrait of Fr. Seraphim not revealed in his writings. Below are excerpts from this correspondence which
we are preparing for publication. The first letter was written as Fr. Alexey and his
family were about to be received into the Orthodox Church.
NOTE: These and other letters will shortly be published by the Nikodemus Orthodox Publication Society. Watch for a notice on this web site.