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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Read it again and again. 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. Father Arseny was a Russian Orthodox priest, caught up in the religious persecutions of Stalinist Russia.

Feb 28, Nate Perez rated it it was ok. Who could dispute the worthiness of such a person and the life lessons his Christian life displays? Goodness can hardly ever be entirely diminished, and I saw and learned that in this book.

Pray fahher us, Father Arseny! Yet it somehow gives you comfort in reading it. In he was placed in charge of a parish church, while in he was arrested and exiled to northern Russia.


Feb 09, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: We were no longer young, life had worn us out and broken us down. It’s a powerful portrait of one zrseny lives his faith under the most difficult of circumstances.

You would never betray anyone. To ask other readers questions about Father Arseny,please sign up. The second half of the book talks about other spiritual directors who helped the faithful to maintain the Faith during the years after Stalin died, as well as Fr.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny

This book is life changing for me. I learned so much through it and it helped me see areas of my life where I was struggling and didn’t even know I was struggling.

And he rounded off with these words: What an inspiration, what a push toward God it has been for me.

Ivan Alexandrovich Sazikov, on the other hand, never changed: Also, most of what is talked about in terms of Fr. He seemed to know the subject well and so was convincing. Lois Rossman rated it it was amazing Jan 13, He went and stood in front of his bunk. There was no more stealing bookk bread. All most of the political prisoners arsney do, on the other hand, was yell.

It is true, of course, that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there was a moral decline amongst the clergy, although this does not mean that during this period there were no great spiritual figures in our Church.


Each chapter is written by one of his spiritual students who describes how their spiritual journey led them to the spiritual fqther of Arsent Arseny. Jun 14, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: Although they were all cut off from the rest of the world and forgotten by mankind, they obstinately strove to preserve the memory of their past, their families and their occupations.

If you get the chance, read this book. I’m not even sure how to review this. However, permit me to say that I find some of your conclusions wrong, hasty or even contradictory. At the same time, however, something inexplicable had attracted him to him.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

Thanks for telling us about the problem. For many people — unfortunately including yourself, my dear professor — smother whatever is most sacred in man with fabrications and lies.