This book is about the life and spiritual understanding of Father Selafiil of the Monastery of Noul Neamt in Moldova. It is a rare record of discussions on various topical spiritual issues held with the elder shortly before his death. Father Selafiil hid from the world in his lifetime, but he was extraordinarily gifted by God, as this volume reveals. We recommend this book to any reader interested in authentic Christianity for its spiritual insights and for the light it sheds on the ancient monastic tradition of the Orthodox Church. This is also a work of great historical value for anyone who is interested in understanding present-day Eastern Europe and the concerns of its Orthodox Christian communities in the Post-Soviet era.Biographie de l'auteur :
Father Selafiil (1908-2005) entered the monastery while still an adolescent, and he lived there till 1945, when the soviet-backed regime in Moldova imprisoned him and sent him to a Gulag in the Soviet Union, for 5 years. After that he went to Suruceni Monastery till 1959 and then to Noul Neamt Monastry till 1961. In 1961 the communist regime closed down all the monasteries in Moldova. Father Selafiil had to return to his village where he was a priest. The monasteries reopened in 1990, and Father Selafiil (who became blind during the eighties) returned once more to the Monastery of Noul Neamt in 1997, where he remained until his death in 2005.
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Description du livre CATHISMA, 2013. Paperback. État : Brand New. 1st edition. 158 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.40 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk6068272095