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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There were more stories about Fr. A rare find about a spiritual father and true modern saint. Two days later, on his return from work, Avsenkov also approached Father Arseny. However, I can say that the writing perhaps the translation?

At one point Fatuer Arseny passed by them, silent as always. It seems that most of what the book talks about is quite true — the conditions of Russia under Stalin, the details of camp life, etc. One day Sazikov tried to give him a tip. Fear held them back from helping their own.

He would look back on the past… Without realising how, he had lost touch with ideas, or rather had replaced them with curt orders, formal circulars and bureaucratic procedures… He had become cut off from the broad masses and their real problems.

They would lose their tempers over the slightest things, argue passionately and defend their views uncompromisingly, as if the solution to every problem depended on their opinion being accepted. boo,


Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny

With warmth and kindness he would willingly help anyone in need. I am edified everytime I read it.

The book is more a compilation of written memories, either by Father Arseny, his spiritual children, or those who knew or encountered him while he was imprisoned in a Soviet spacial camp. Although they were all cut off from the rest of the world and forgotten by mankind, they obstinately strove fathfr preserve the memory of their past, their families and their occupations. Later he was released and the second half of the book gives memoir accounts of Fr.

Father Arseny 2 books. No matter what your beliefs, I strongly recommend this book.

Soon the only thing that could be heard in the barrack-room was the creaking of bunks and the groans of a badly wounded inmate. Arseny in the midst of Stalinist prison camps.

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What seems to have stood out to all his spiritual children was his wisdom, gentleness, and keen insight from the Holy Spirit. There are glimpses of the total treachery of man in this book. Despite the hardships fathwr persecutions, the Russians continue to be a deeply devout people, and their devotion is being passed on to the next generation.

Tanner Matthis rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Some people are never introduced, you just hear names, and others are hard to remember or difficult to distinguish apart. Feb 27, Tjb rated it it was amazing. Oct 18, Kristofer Carlson rated it it was amazing Shelves: All the stories are awesome but I like theirs the most. I loved it then; I loved it even more this time. There is a great amount of stories involving followers of Fr.


So many lessons are hidden in this book, but probably the most impactful for me was about the goodness of humanity. From until he lived as a monk in the Optina Desert and was ordained as a priest. I finished this book earlier this year. Open Preview See a Problem?

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

It is a challenge to the orderless order and wisdomless wisdom of this world, a challenge similar to that of the preaching of the Gospel. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: He had been silent and uncommunicative.

I have no capability to put the extraordinary life of Father Arseny and his impact on me into words that are truly fther of his story. Feb 09, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves:

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