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Lepta  (The Mite)

An Orthodox magazine in Russian, published three to four times a year by St. Olga parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Norway

Here are a few sample issues. The magazine is still coming out (as of early 2006 at least) but I no longer have time to publish it online. If you want to maintain this page and update it with newer issues, please contact me or the parish.

  • Cover 1/2004  
No. 1/2004:   A5 | A4-booklet (PDF, 5.6MB)

·  Christmas address from Patriarch Alexy
·  Church calendar: Synaxis of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia (February 8)
·  Patristic treasure: short quotes by saints
·  Letters by starets Ioann
·  Questions & answers by Metropolitan Kirill
·  Icon of St. Olav in Norwegian Embassy in Moscow
·  Interview with dean Hieromonk Clement on the present and immediate future of the parish
·  On Easter to Bari - travelogue by N. Gorbunov about his piligrimage to the Nicholas shrine in Bari
·  Short news
·  For children: The magic glasses
·  Announces; services and lectures schedule
24 pages

Each issue is available in two layouts:
  • A5 layout is intended for on-screen viewing and quick printing; it has pages in consecutive order.
  • A4-booklet layout gives you a nice little brochure if you print it double-sided, fold the pages in half and put a couple staples in the middle. When you print this layout on a duplex (double-sided) printer, choose Portrait orientation and Top binding or Short side binding option in the printer properties.
  • To view PDF files, you need Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later version. You can download Acrobat Reader for free.
    • Cover 3/2003  
    No. 3/2003:   A5 | A4-booklet (PDF, 10.0MB)

    ·  Address from Patriarch Alexy
    ·  Church calendar: Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple (December 4)
    ·  Life of St. Seraphim of Sarov
    ·  St. Seraphim of Sarov about the meaning of life
    ·  Letters by starets Ioann
    ·  Opening of the new parish church in Oslo
    ·  Questions & answers by Metropolitan Kirill
    ·  Consecration of St. Olav chapel in Folldal
    ·  Visit by Patriarch Varfolomey to Norway
    ·  Short news
    ·  Social project by Norwegian-Russian Cultural Centre
    ·  For children: Raspberry bush - miracles of St. Seraphim
    ·  Announces; services schedule
    24 pages


    The magazine is mailed free of charge to all members of the parish (become a member).
    Subscription for non-members: kr. 150 per year; account no. 78740536604 in Den Norske Bank.

    "Lepta" magazine ("Russkaya Lepta" / "Russian Mite" until 2003) is published since 2000, on the Web since 2003.  Circulation in print ca. 600 copies (which is a lot for Russian Norway).