Father Arseny Priest, Prisoner, and Spiritual Father (E-book). It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty. The stories of Father Arseny and his work in the Soviet prison camps have captured Father Arseny Priest, Prisoner, and Spiritual Father (E- book). This book has nothing as startling as the first volume of remembrances of Father Arseny (Father Arseny, Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: Being the.

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Arseny survived the upheaval and cruelty of Soviet Russia fatjer the unbearably inhumane prison life only to shine with the beauty of God’s grace, touching the lives of so many; healing, loving, helping, and instructing everyone he met. In the latter you will see a sovereign lady, full of worldly beauty and attractiveness, but lacking divine grace and power — just a woman.

With these words Father Arseny turned round and walked away. Bbook until that time, however, they had been the most substantial force in Russia.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He wore a thoughtful and grateful expression on his face.

Somehow he managed to not only survive, but to bring a lot of them to God. I believe that Christianity, Orthodoxy, has not only had a decisive and creative influence on Russian painting and architecture but fatheg played a decisive role in the formation of our folk culture as a whole between the tenth and eighteenth centuries. I am doing my best to put my feelings about this book into words, but it is truly impossible. Reading it really is a spiritual exercise. May 30, Rebecca rated it it was amazing.

He impacted so many people’s lives and through this book, he impacted mine too. Dec 29, J. Arseny is quite general, sometimes even a bit vague. Just look at the life which has now been created: May 30, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Arsenyy Schley Iragui rated it liked it Mar 30, It presents a vivid picture of what a bpok life of disci A beautiful, inspiring, spiritually enriching story; a powerful witness aseny the presence and grace of God, even in situations of great suffering and cruelty.


Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

Nancy rated it really liked it Jun 17, I learned so much through it and it helped me see areas of my life where I was struggling and didn’t even know I was struggling. This book collects memories by people who knew him both in the camps and afterwards.

So it was that in the evenings, after mess and the evening inspection, they would form small groups in their barrack-rooms and strike up conversation on a wide variety of different topics — social, religious, philosophical, technical and historical subjects, etc… Sometimes they would organise impromptu lectures on the theatre, art or literature; they would hold forth on scientific subjects, or read poetry or short stories… All of this was truly impressive in the general climate of rough camp life, with its gloomy prospect of a quick death and the constant tyrannical presence of criminals.

His listeners remained rooted to the spot, stunned and defeated, amongst them Avsenkov. After work, when they returned worn out and numb with cold, their only comfort, and their only hope of staying alive, was their meagre rations. Aug 06, Joshua Coolman rated it it was amazing.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny

Maxim the Greek Institute. The vast humility and compassion this man expressed snowballed my searches for more works about such people. Arseny’s Faith and God’s providence. Just look at that! The last time I read this was about 14 zrseny ago. At the same time, however, something inexplicable had attracted him to him. A rare find about a spiritual father and true modern saint. Lists with This Book.


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This is one of the best books Afther have ever read. Aaron Gray rated it it was amazing Mar 18, You would never betray anyone. The Gospel of Christ is foolishness according to the wisdom of this world.

Gradually he had built up a warm human relationship with all his fellow inmates, no matter who they were. Pray for us blessed Father Arseny. As a representative of the Russian clergy, what could you tell us about the influence of Orthodoxy on the visual arts of early Russia?

Feb 09, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: He seemed to know the subject well and so was convincing.

Only your articles and books were being circulated by hand. Although, the Coptic Fathers still play a huge role in my readings.

The professor looked at him in a pitiful and scornful way, just as he might have looked at his dimmest student. One of its remarkable features is In learning about the Holy and Spiritual life of Father Arseny, I realize how far away I am from complete union with Christ.

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