This book consists of texts that were gradually written over the last two or three years before Elder Ananias left us. Few of these were written after he fell asleep.
It includes stories of everyday life, light incidents, but also the difficulties and obstacles of the spiritual work of this great ecclesiastical man.
Often the author's narrative embraces the lives and incidents of other figures that Elder Ananias had talked about and dealt with.
This is not a biography or evaluation of the Elder's vast writing and pastoral work. They are nuggets of another, spiritual life, small or large benefits from the presence of a modern shepherd among us...