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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Blood, screams, oaths and groans… the eternal human drama.
Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny
This book inspires us to love all booi and never give up on them or stop praying for them. Each chapter is written by one of his spiritual students who describes how their spiritual journey led them to the spiritual guidance of Father Arseny.
Everything was done to eradicate faith from the souls of the people. Vasilia rated it it was amazing Arsen 30, Do not sell a book to someone like that, they will only become disappointed.
Here he saw life in all its harsh reality. The professor was crestfallen and lost for words. This book collects memories by people who kn I just finished reading Fr. The book also lowers the reader right into the hardship and persecution of Soviet life, including Father Arseny’s imprisonment in a camp. Faith is a very fathed thing. The others laughed shamelessly, so much so that Avsenkov, who was listening to what they were saying some distance away, inadvertently smiled to himself.
Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses
Be the first to ask a question about Father Arseny, May 30, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. An invincible card-player, he had the macabre hobby of playing cards with human lives as stakes! But do remember, Christ’s Church will live eternally even under these circumstances.
He even says that the third section needed work. I have come to realize that the glory of God can be exemplified in humans. Because it is translated from Russian I found it to be awkward at times, but still a fantastic spiritual journey.
Gillian Ellis rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Living amongst men of the most different kinds — different in character, education, breeding and experience — through his love and kindness, through his warm and tender words, he bound everyone together — believers, communists and criminals. 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.
The camp had dispelled his illusions.
He cast a confident glance at the professor and began to speak raseny a low but clear and steady voice: A beautiful depiction of a man’s compassion, love, and forgiveness in the harshest of Russian gulags.
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Once a group of ten or twelve men got together, consisting of art critics, painters, writers and actors. This book is a bit rambling and I made my way through the first half in fits and starts, but to say it’s a slow read is to miss the point – it’s just a book you take at its pace rather than your own.
This book shows the greatest fall and depravity of man and also the great strength and humility of Christ. Some of the inmates died while others took their place, until it was their turn… There was no more stealing of bread. Want to Read saving…. He went and stood in front of his bunk. This book gives us that narrative showing us how a man can suffer so badly for his faith yet still keep strong with it. As if by some spontaneous reaction, they struggled desperately to keep their spirits alive, to combat the melancholy and depression, to avoid going mad… 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.
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I felt that in our prayers we now asked for help more, and glorified God less. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jennifer Jackson rated it it was amazing Jan 02, 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. He helps Boris secretly take care of his own children whom Boris assumed as his. He prayed unceasingly in the camp, and the results of his faithfulness were very beautiful. The vast humility and compassion this man expressed snowballed my searches for more works about such people.