Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnessess
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The stories of Father Arseny and his work in the Soviet prison camps have captured the minds and hearts of readers all over the world. In this second volume readers will find additional narratives about Father Arseny newly translated from the most recent Russian edition.
"An utterly overwhelming book: it is hard to read it without tears coming to one's eyes, and yet there is no trace of sentimentality. Here are the stories of more of Father Arseny's spiritual children, which we might place alongside those told by Solzhenitsyn and others of the cruel inhumanity of life in Soviet Russia. But these [stories] tell of love and prayer: of carrying one another's burdens in the most direct and natural ways, and of a ceaseless prayer to God and the saints making such love possible. We read of miracles, uncanny gifts of clairvoyance; but the greatest miracles are found in the transformation of human lives through Father Arseny's extraordinary spiritual insight, and in the profound spiritual honesty that informs all these stories." - Andrew Louth, Professor of Patristics and Byzantine Studies, Durham
"For those of us who regretted coming to the end of Father Arseny: Priest, Spiritual Father this new collection is truly an unexpected joy. These memoirs by his spiritual children place us around the dining room table with that holy man, listening to stories and wisdom that enlighten our own difficult times." - Frederica Mathewes-Green, Author
Translated by Vera Bouteneff.
|Publisher:||St. Vladimir's Seminary Press|
|Product Dimensions:||6 x 9 x 1 inches|