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 - 279 pages
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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Incredibly inspiring. This book is hard to put down. Fr. Arseny shows us what it truly means to be devoted to Christ and how to live a Christian existence. It also paints a horrifyingly vivid picture ... Read full review

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Its been several years since I've read this book but I felt I must say something about this book in case you were considering reading it. It is almost impossible to read this book without being ... Read full review

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