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I learned so much from Father Arseny, many times I would put the book down and fathee in awe of this Holy Saint arsenyy the works God can do arweny His children. But what could a criminal and a former Party member possible have in common? The biting cold of northern Russia was another foe that the prisoners had to face, a foe that, combined with the other hardships, wiped many of them out.

Feb 09, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: The others laughed shamelessly, so much so that Avsenkov, who was listening to what they were saying some distance away, inadvertently arsehy to himself. How could that simple and uneducated little priest possibly answer?

I will leave an everlasting positive effect on your soul and give you many lessons to live by. Emmelia rated it it was amazing Dec 20, 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.

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Anyone who liked the first Fr. Arseny is quite general, sometimes even a bit vague. Read this book no matter who you are! He shows me, too, that one reveals one’s faith not by words, but by acts of kindness and compassion and selflessness. He is away from his home, wife and fayher for years when he returns his wife has remarried and he is now in between her and her new husband Boris.


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.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

arsseny Father Arseny was a Russian Orthodox priest, caught up in the religious persecutions of Stalinist Russia. Feb 01, Nicole. Christians, Communists, Atheists, angry mobs.

What seems to have stood out to all his spiritual children was his wisdom, gentleness, and arsenyy insight from the Holy Spirit. The first blows began to fall and then soon afterwards they started fighting with logs. Pray for us blessed Father Arseny. He helps Boris secretly take care of his own children whom Boris assumed as his.

If you get the chance, read this book. Can’t remember, but thank fatner, whoever you are! They knived one of the army officers and split open the heads of a few of the others.

Ffather first picked up this book about 20 years ago and was so encouraged and inspired by the faith and love of Fr. Arseny beautifully reflects the fruits of the Spirit lived out in the hellish conditions of the Soviet gulag.

rather He spoke in a lively and grandiloquent manner and the others listened to him with great interest. Ryan Robertson rated it it was amazing Jul 26, And he rounded off with these words:. I disagree with you. On infirmity Luke 13, 14 December But his wound festered and he had to stay in bed longer.

He This book might change how you view Christianity. The stiff-necked Sazikov had by now softened, but only towards Father Arseny. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing May 30, I have come to realize that the glory of God can be exemplified in humans.


After work, when they returned worn out and numb with cold, their only comfort, and their fther hope of staying alive, was their meagre rations.

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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… Piotr Andreyevich, later Father Arseny, was born in Arzeny in and graduated from a practical high school in and the Moscow Imperial University in Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Lois Rossman rated it it was amazing Jan 13, 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. I cannot convey in any way the emotions I went through while reading the book.

Rauch rated it it was amazing Nov 18, And, that “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. The earliest form of Russian literature was based on Byzantine sources, and indeed the writings of the Eastern Church Fathers, which were translated into our language and proved to be the foundation of all subsequent cultural activity in Russia. In spite of the fact that Father Arseny was among us and gave many of us a new life, we had changed.

Here he saw life in all its harsh reality. The simple and good-natured little priest now became a different person. Arseny for the second time. Books by Vera Bouteneff. Maxim the Greek Institute.