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Ambrose of Optina

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[[Image:Amvrosiy.jpg|thumb|150px200px|Saint Ambrose of Optina]]
Our venerable father '''Ambrose of Optina''' (Russian: преподобный Амвросий Оптинский; properly '''Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Grenkov''' - Александр Михайлович Гренков, [[December 5]], 1812, Bolshaya Lipovitsa settlement, Tambov guberniya—[[October 23]], 1891) was a ''[[starets]]'' and a [[celibacy|celibate]] [[schema]] priest (''iyeroskhimonakh''), [[canonization|canonized]] in 1988 by the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.
[[Category:Monastics]]
[[fr:Ambroise d'Optina]]
[[ro:Ambrozie de la Optina]]
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