Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father : Being the Narratives Compiled by the Servant of God Alexander Concerning His Spiritual Father

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Alexander (servant of God.)
St. Vladmir's Seminary Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 277 pages
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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. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18376 in the brutal "special sector" of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of Christ's peace and compassion. This narrative, compiled from accounts of Father Arseny's spiritual children and others whom he brought to God, gives stirring glimpses of his life in prison camp and after his release. It also tells the stories of people whose lives, often during times of almost unimaginable crisis, were touched and transfigured through their connection with Father Arseny.

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Review: Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: Being the Narratives Compiled by the Servant of God Alexander Concerning His Spiritual Father (Father Arseny #1)

User Review  - Jill Stark - Goodreads

The intro and statistics are worth the read alone. A beautiful depiction of a man's compassion, love, and forgiveness in the harshest of Russian gulags. The fact that these are all letters of his life is so humbling that anyone reading it will question their best deeds as trivial. Read full review

Review: Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: Being the Narratives Compiled by the Servant of God Alexander Concerning His Spiritual Father (Father Arseny #1)

User Review  - Leslie Richard - Goodreads

Wonderful history of Russia's persecution of Christians. Read full review

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