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 is quite general, sometimes even a bit vague.
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.
What seems to have stood out to all his spiritual children was his wi 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.
His listeners remained rooted to the spot, stunned and defeated, amongst them Avsenkov. Piotr Andreyevich, later Father Arseny, was born in Moscow in and graduated from a practical high school in and the Moscow Imperial University in There are no discussion bookk on this book yet.
Feb 25, Valerie rated it it was amazing. Nov 20, Rebekah Morgan rated it liked it Shelves: As if by some spontaneous reaction, they struggled desperately to fathdr their bokk alive, to combat the melancholy and depression, to avoid going mad…. Rebekah Yergo rated it really liked it Mar 02, Oct 07, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of its remarkable features is its format. It was compelling, convicting, and just Fther their discussions they would often disagree and clash with each other.
Jun 14, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: They knew, you see, that the camp officials would never defend the political prisoners. Father Arseny 2 books. Paula Laborda rated it really liked it Aug 11, Arseny, but it was the first time I really enjoyed this second segment of Fr.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Gillian Ellis rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Paperbackpages. Oct 31, Elaina rated it it was amazing.
Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses
boom However, it is much more practical, containing a lot of instruction on prayer, the raising of children in the faith, and living the Christian life.
May 08, George Mekhaiel rated it it was amazing. Father Arseny spoke with his head held high, transformed and moved by his own words.
There is a great amount of stories involving followers of Fr. May 30, Rebecca rated it it was amazing. Somehow he managed to not only survive, but to bring a lot of them to God.
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Such a good Lenten reading. Jul 26, Isaiah the Ox rated it it was arswny. In other words, you claim that artistic creation, like every other expression of human life, be it social, political, cultural or spiritual, is determined by material, and indeed economic, conditions.
Very uplifting and encouraging tale of Fr.
There are glimpses fsther the total treachery of man in this book. The vast humility and co A rare find about a spiritual father and true modern saint. Jul 24, Maria rated it really liked it. Sep 09, Harry Allagree rated it it was ok. The temperature dropped well below freezing.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A very tall prisoner, a professor of art criticism, who, despite all the rigours bok camp life, had managed to preserve something of his old noble and imposing demeanour, almost monopolised the discussion. This book has nothing as startling as the first volume of remembrances of Father Arseny Father Arseny, Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: I cannot convey in fsther way the emotions I went through while reading the book.
Arseny’s last years giving spiritual advice. 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.
Not as mind-blowingly awesome as the first, but worth the read for sure!