“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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The convicts worked methodically and with professional ease. Jul 26, Isaiah the Ox rated it it was amazing. So it was that on one occasion the criminal convicts seized all their bread by force. A few months later, however, he hurt his leg badly. What an amazing story of faith and resilience in the midst of unfathomable darkness and depravity. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It helped me in starting to read new books.

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The desecration that places of worship have suffered is truly disheartening, particularly if one considers their liturgical and artistic value. Please try again later. Many prisoners froze to death and many new prisoners arrived to work in their stead. I absolutely adore this book and everything about it.

Apr 02, Volkert rated it it was amazing Shelves: The waves of arrests had filled the camp huts with men from fathfr walks of life and all kinds of educational background — army officers, clerics, scientists, actors, writers, farmers….

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He stood, his attention focused on prayer. They were somehow invisibly united by Father Arseny. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A year after first listening to the audio book, I was given a copy of the paperback, and lo and behold: But what could a criminal and a former Party member possible have in common? Jun 14, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It presents a vivid picture of what a true life of disci A beautiful, inspiring, spiritually enriching story; a powerful witness to the presence and grace of God, even in situations of great suffering and cruelty.


A rare find about a spiritual father and true modern saint. 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 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.

This is due neither to a desire to make an impact on the viewer, nor — more importantly — to a lack of skill on the part of the painter. 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. Father Arseny looked after him again with boundless love.

As a representative of the Russian clergy, what could you tell us about the influence of Orthodoxy on the visual arts of early Russia? The structure makes it difficult to continue the story. Arseny was an Orthodox Priest in the early to midth century who spent several years in a Communist Death Camp.

This is not only a book, but a treasure of how to live the Orthodox Christian Faith which has so much to tell us about the Gospel of Christ and how to cooperate with His Holy Spirit in our hearts and consciences. Some of the inmates died while others took their place, until it was their turn….

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But you, PiotrAndreyevich, I do trust. Arseny is an art scholar turned Russian Orthodox priest, who is sent to special prison camps during Stalin’s reign of terror.

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Buy the selected items together This item: He began to talk now and then about his life, something which he had never arsney before with anybody, even his closest comrades. You should read it for yourself and immerse in the vivid atmosphere depicted throughout.

Write a customer review. The professor looked at him in a pitiful and scornful way, just as he might have looked at his dimmest student.

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This story was recounted by Avsenkov, Sazikov and three other prisoners. Oftentimes felt unworthy to even Be reading about such an amazing man. He spoke in a lively and grandiloquent manner and the others listened to him with great interest.

The camp administrators, for reasons of personal safety, were always on the side of the criminals. There is no better recommendation that can be given for a book than to say that it draws one closer to God.

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They began discussing early Russian art. He prayed without ceasing.