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Joseph (Litovkin) of Optina

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[[Image:JosephOptina.jpeg|right|thumb|100px|St. Joseph of Optina (Litovkin)]]
Our venerable father '''Joseph (Litovkin) of Optina''' was starets and hieroschemamonk among the group of monastics of Optina Monastery in the nineteenth century who were known as the Optina Elders. Elder Joseph is venerated on [[May 9]] and with the Synaxis of the Optina Elders on [[October 11]].

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