“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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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 arseng 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.

And he rounded off with these words: The vast humility and co A rare find about a spiritual father and true modern saint. I have no capability to put the extraordinary life of Father Arseny and his impact on me into words that are truly worthy of his story.

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I loved it then; I loved it even more this time. Developed by Hamburg Church Studio. 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.

I just finished reading Fr.

Life of Father Arseny.

But if you really want to know the truth, I must tell you that, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, it was the Russian clergy who saved our homeland by uniting the people and helping them to throw off the Tartar yoke. Arseny’s life in a village, zrseny he died in While in the shack, Father Arseny and Alexei recited prayers to God and visualized fwther in a warm place.


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Read this book no matter who you are! Later fathef was released and the second half of the book gives memoir accounts of Fr.

English translation Original Language: Oct 29, Debbi rated it really liked it Shelves: Published March 1st by St. He impacted so many people’s lives and through this book, he impacted mine too.

His humility and great love that he showed to all touched the lives of so many there and so many that have read this story of His walk with God!! I am doing my best to put my feelings about this book into words, but it is truly impossible. Dec 13, George Istaphanous rated it it was amazing. Reading it really is a spiritual exercise.

Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: We Have Tomorrow Some of the inmates died while others took fathher place, until it was their turn…. Also by this author. Return to Book Page. Oftentimes felt unworthy to even Be reading about such an amazing man. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I arseng adore this book and everything about it. He spoke in a lively and grandiloquent manner and the others listened to him with great interest.

Incidentally, I am not an Orthodox Christian.

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Fear held them back from helping their own. Archimandrite Andrew Konanos This narrative, compiled from accounts of Father Fahter spiritual children and others whom he brought to God, gives stirring glimpses of his life in prison camp and after his release.


Read it again and again. First Saint I have ever “met”, and I hope to meet more. Arseny survived the upheaval and cruelty of Soviet Russia and the unbearably inhumane prison life only to shine with the beauty of God’s grace, touching the lives of so many; healing, loving, helping, and instructing everyone he met.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This is not a perfect book but I don’t know how I couldn’t rate it five stars. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A Search for Orthodox Spirituality. Under Stalin, many innocents were imprisoned due to the dictator’s quota on the number of people that needed to be arrested for anti-communist activities.

Many discovered for the first time that not only was there no clash between faith in God and scientific knowledge but that in fact the two went hand in hand.

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You would never afther anyone. It’s a book not without value, but personally I feel a little disappointed about it. Pray for us blessed Father Arseny. There is blood everywhere.

A blessing and very inspiring story of a priest that lived the life of Christ ardeny a prison camp. Where was his boasting, arrogance and sarcasm now? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Modify article information to encyclopedia entry style. But, if you ever hear someone tell a story, the same flaws will appear. Then he had approached some of his fellow inmates, long-standing communists like himself.