Archimandrite Luke, editor of Orthodox Life and abott of Holy Trinity Monastery
Archimandrite Luke blessing the faithful during the cross procession on the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, 2014.

Welcome to Orthodox Life

Dear Reader,

I am pleased to welcome you to the new Orthodox Life website.

Six­ty-six years ago Holy Trin­i­ty Monastery began pro­duc­ing the print jour­nal Ortho­dox Life. The year was 1950 and this Eng­lish-lan­guage pub­li­ca­tion was a major under­tak­ing for a com­mu­ni­ty of most­ly Russ­ian-speak­ing monks, but the mis­sion­ary need for a source of Ortho­dox spir­i­tu­al nour­ish­ment in the Eng­lish lan­guage made this effort an imper­a­tive. That same mis­sion­ary spir­it has now led us to move from a print to an online plat­form. It is our firm belief that this step will make the con­tent of Ortho­dox Life much more wide­ly avail­able than ever before and eas­i­ly sharable. Thanks to these new tech­nolo­gies we can bet­ter make the voice of Ortho­doxy heard in our times.

Ortho­dox Life will no longer pro­duce bimonth­ly issues; rather, new con­tent will be post­ed on a week­ly basis uti­liz­ing all the best forms of dig­i­tal media. As our ini­tial offer­ing there are sev­er­al new posts as well as arti­cles from the past for the ben­e­fit of those who may nev­er have seen Ortho­dox Life in print. God will­ing, we hope to add a full archive of all back issues. 

No pay­ment is required to read the new Ortho­dox Life, sim­ply your email address. If you find this site of val­ue to you, please con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion through the donate but­ton in the sidebar.

Thank you for your sup­port in the past and please pray for the suc­cess of this new initiative.

In Christ,

Archi­man­drite Luke