“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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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 man This is not a perfect book but I don’t know how I couldn’t rate it five stars. Avsenkov was a communist idealist, who had once been a fanatical Marxist. The vignettes given in this book were inspiring because they reflected the life of Christ in the midst of communist fear and oppression.

Some of the inmates died while others took their place, until it was their turn…. Oct 07, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Father Arseny smiled and gently pushed his hand away.

Father Arseny (): The testimony of a Russian Confessor | PEMPTOUSIA

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 fathrr Tartar yoke.

He wore a thoughtful and grateful expression on his face. Up until that time, however, they had been the most substantial force in Russia. 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 faher fits and fathfr, 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.


Feb 27, Tjb rated it it was amazing.

Arseny (Streltzof) – OrthodoxWiki

But his wound festered and he had to stay in bed longer. The desecration that places of worship have suffered is truly disheartening, atseny if one considers their liturgical and artistic value.

He seemed to know the subject well and so was convincing. They were somehow invisibly united by Father Arseny. Then he had approached some of his fellow inmates, long-standing communists like himself. But do remember, Christ’s Church will live eternally even under these circumstances.

Later he was released and the second half of the book gives memoir accounts of Fr. The last time I read this was about 14 years ago. Preview — Father Arseny, by Vera Bouteneff. The individual stories are personal. He spoke in a lively and grandiloquent manner and the others listened to him with great interest. It’s inspiring and even poetic, and I felt my faith enlarging as I read on.

Life of Father Arseny.

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. The stiff-necked Sazikov had by now softened, but only towards Father Arseny.

Father Arseny is believed to have performed many miracles during harsh times in the cold Siberian prisons, where there was little hope for those who were encamped. He went and stood in fathsr of his bunk.

The famous 15 th -century Lavra of the Holy Trinity at Zagorsk. It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Published March 1st by St. He stood there, having receded into himself, oravine. 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 agseny bodies towards the door and taking care of the wounded… Soon the only thing that could be heard in the barrack-room was the creaking of bunks and the groans of arseng badly wounded inmate.


Add all three to Cart Add all arseeny to List. This is truly a call to all of us to allow God to bring us to His best and highest in our lives. I read this book slowly but I am so glad I did. Arseny, who was imprisoned during the Stalin regime, and of his troubles and survival in one of the worst Gulag camps.

A truly miraculous book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But you, PiotrAndreyevich, I do trust. Father Arseny exerted an irresistible attraction on him.

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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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. This is not a perfect book but I don’t know how I couldn’t rate it five stars. I loved it then; I loved it even more this time. This page has been accessed 8, times.

After his recovery he paid no attention at all to Father Arseny. In he was placed in charge of a parish church, while in he was arrested and exiled to northern Russia. Piotr Andreyevich, later Father Arseny, was born fathr Moscow in and graduated from a practical high school in and the Moscow Imperial University in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Father Arseny stopped in his stride.

That night, after roll call and the locking of the barracks, a large fight erupted between the two factions over these arzeny.