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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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  - Nate Perez - Goodreads

An orthodox priest experiences the nature of suffering and patience as he is tested in a Soviet concentration camp. The individual stories are personal. The structure of the book is problematic as the stories jump around without an even flow. The structure makes it difficult to continue the story. 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  - Nate Perez - Goodreads

An orthodox priest experiences the nature of suffering and patience as he is tested in a Soviet concentration camp. The individual stories are personal. The structure of the book is problematic as the stories jump around without an even flow. The structure makes it difficult to continue the story. Read full review

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