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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I cannot convey in any way the emotions I went through while reading rather book. Arseny, but it was the first time I really enjoyed this second segment of Fr. Reading it really is a spiritual exercise. The famous 15 th -century Lavra of the Holy Trinity at Zagorsk. The camp had dispelled his illusions. Once a group of ten or twelve men got together, consisting of art critics, painters, writers and actors. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing May 30, Various theories have been expressed on this subject, which is one that you yourself, professor, have written and taught about a great deal.

The underlying themes cluster around dependence on and openness to God, prayer, God’s faithfulness, and serving and learning from those around us.

A very powerful book.


Dec 23, Quiescence rated it it was amazing. There are glimpses of the total treachery of man in this book. A few months later, however, he hurt his leg badly.

I felt that in our prayers we now asked for boo, more, and glorified God less. But do remember, Christ’s Church will live eternally even under these circumstances.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny

His soul full of pain, Father Arseny suddenly sprang into the middle of the brawl. What an amazing story of faith and resilience in the midst of unfathomable darkness and depravity. And, that “it is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive, but emerge as beacons of light obok life.

He wore a thoughtful and grateful expression on his face. A truly miraculous book. Fatyer Faith and God’s providence. This leads to a person being unable to be alone with his own thoughts, to feel the presence of God.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

If you get the chance, read this book. In the latter you will see a sovereign lady, full of worldly beauty and attractiveness, but lacking divine grace and power — just a woman. This is one of the best books I have ever read. We demand justice and order! And he rounded off with these words: For many people — unfortunately including yourself, my dear professor — smother whatever is most sacred in man with fabrications and lies.

He spent nearly twenty years in the Gulag, where, in the midst of unimaginable suffering, he managed to mediate the love of God to his fellow prisoners, guards, and administrators. I asked Father Arseny once, why is this so? Two days later, bopk his return from work, Avsenkov also approached Father Arseny. At one point Father Arseny passed by them, silent as always.


Oct 18, Kristofer Carlson rated it it was amazing Shelves: In their discussions they would often disagree and clash with each other.

There is much in this translation which is uplifting, inspiring and commendable. But what could a criminal and a former Party member possible have in common? Although, the Coptic Fathers still play a huge role in my readings. And he rounded off with these words:.

Paperbackbok. Feb 27, Tjb rated it it was amazing. Here he saw life in all its harsh reality. I was arsenu this would be the most life changing book I nook ever read.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So it was that on one occasion the criminal convicts seized all their bread by force. A pleasant read, but it has much less to do with Father Arseny himself, and more to do with his spiritual students. The desecration that places of worship have suffered is truly disheartening, particularly if one considers their liturgical and artistic value.

Aaron Gray rated it it was amazing Mar 18, It presents a vivid picture of what a true life of discipleship really looks like; a necessary counterpoint to the superficial, self-serving nonsense which so often passes today as “Christian living.

How could that simple and uneducated little priest possibly answer?