“Father Arseny, – Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father • Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses.” American Journal of Psychiatry, (12), pp. – Father Arseny’s tale is the saga of an individual who lived out his priestly vows and ideals while subjected to some of history’s most focused malignity. Through. Father Arseny ran to Sazikov and begged him, “Help! Please help, Ivan Alexandrovich! They are cutting people up. There is blood everywhere.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It shows me some of wide gap between my own spiritual life and that of this man, the genuineness of whose faith was forged in the very worst of circumstances.

You saved my life! I first encountered the book in the audio format. His soul full of pain, Father Arseny suddenly sprang into the middle of the brawl. The Great Dinner 21 December As for the works of art, architecture and painting, who can doubt their absolute dependence on Orthodox Greek-Byzantine models up until the seventeenth century?

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Return to Book Page. See all 58 reviews. 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. Dec 23, Quiescence rated it it was amazing.

When the same thing happened the next day as well, things came to a head. True, some of the references in the book agseny the Mother of God are a bit outside my frame of reference.

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.

Her Russian accent sometimes made it a just a bit difficult to understand a word or two, but never sacrificing my overall understanding of so much as a paragraph.


He is a shining light and servant of God. He was praying so intensely that he did not see or hear what was happening around him — he did not notice how they had all fallen immediately silent and were now dragging the dead bodies towards the door and taking care of the wounded…. Despite the hardships and persecutions, the Russians continue to be a deeply devout people, and their devotion is being passed on to the next generation.

Yes, fqther book is disorganized and unclear at times, but that is admitted by the compiler. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The book also lowers the reader right into the hardship and persecution of Soviet life, including Father Arseny’s imprisonment in a camp.

Arsemy held them back from helping their own. 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.

A rare find about a spiritual father fsther true modern saint. That night, after roll call and the locking of the barracks, a large fight erupted between the two factions over these rations.

Just be warned — unless the audio book is being released in a new version — the audio book is missing about the last third of the book. Christians, Communists, Atheists, angry mobs. The lieutenant in charge ordered Father Arseny and Alexei to stay in a metal shack for 48 hours without food and drink. Write a customer review. A blessing and very inspiring story of a priest that lived the life of Christ in a prison camp. Developed by Hamburg Church Studio Design by —.


Arseny’s life in a village, where he died in LOVE this book and wish everyone could read it; so inspiring! Such an amazing book about an amazing human being. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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A arzeny of the criminals even drew knives in the arseng it was strictly forbidden to keep a knife: Faith is a very powerful thing. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. I have read both books now about Father Arseny. It’s a book not without value, but personally I feel a little disappointed about it. This is truly a call to all of us to allow God to bring us to His best and highest in our lives.

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I read this book slowly but I am so glad I did. Arseny lived an inspiring life and I enjoyed reading about the faith he had during and after his time in the Soviet labor camps.

Preserve your faith, fight for individuality of thought, pray more, read the Scriptures, and God will preserve you, He will not let you lose the clarify fatther your thoughts, He will not let you think like the faceless mass of indifferent and cold people.

A beautiful depiction of a man’s compassion, love, and forgiveness in the harshest of Russian gulags. You live close to God… You are kind to others not in order to gain anything for yourself but because you love your fellow men… My mother was just like gather Father Arseny 2 books.

Father Arseny took no part in the disputes. Audio Cassette Verified Purchase. He faced opposition from the arseyn who imprisoned him and from the political prisoners who were atheists. The guards searched for them but never seemed to find them.