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Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses

The desecration that places of worship have suffered is truly disheartening, particularly if one considers their liturgical and artistic value.

Such an amazing book about an amazing human being. I love Father Arseny and I loved those who loved him.

You saved me… You saved me… Your faith in God knows no bounds. This book gives us that narrative showing us how a man can atseny so badly for his faith yet still keep strong with it. Some of the inmates died while others took their place, until it was their turn….

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The vignettes given in this book were inspiring fsther they reflected fatther life of Christ in the midst of communist fear and oppression. How could that simple and uneducated little priest possibly answer?


After bolk a number of historic Russian icons and making a superb exposition and analysis of the essence and spirit of early Russian painting, he did the same for architecture, referring to the monuments at Rostov Veliki, Suzdal, Vladimir, Uglitch and Moscow. He is a shining light and servant of God. Arseny for the second time. It is true, of course, that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there was a moral decline amongst the clergy, although this does not mean that during this period there were no great spiritual figures in our Church.

Father Arseny: A Cloud of Witnesses by Father Arseny

When the same thing happened the next day as well, things came to a head. An orthodox priest experiences the nature of suffering and patience as he is tested in a Soviet concentration camp.

A very powerful book. I learned so much about humanity, real humanity, God, and especially what true love really looks like. Return to Book Page. His listeners remained rooted to the spot, stunned and defeated, amongst them Avsenkov.

It didn’t used to be that way. At the same time, however, something inexplicable had attracted him to him.

Oct 07, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. First Saint I have ever “met”, and I hope to meet more. Be the first to ask a question about Father Arseny, Wendy rated it really liked it Jul 30, 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. Oct 31, Elaina rated it it was amazing.


Soon the only thing that could be heard in the barrack-room was the creaking of bunks and the groans of a badly wounded inmate. The prisoners, working all day in the bitter cold, were frozen stiff.

I loved it then; I loved it even more this time. He answered me somewhat sadly, “In a way this is natural.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 05, Alex rated it it was amazing. Where was his boasting, arrogance and sarcasm now? Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father: You believe that the development of our visual arts is almost arweny due to the folk economic factor.

This is a life-changing book. Goodness can hardly ever be entirely diminished, and I saw and learned that in this book. This is a book that leaves a deep trail in one’s heart and mind. Arseny who spent many years as a prisoner in the Gulag.

From until he lived as a monk in the Optina Desert and was ordained as a priest. I asked Father Arseny once, why is this so? Yet it somehow gives you comfort in reading it.