Unknown Homeland

Unknown Homeland
ISBN: 0872430820

ISBN-13: 9780872430822

A Samizdat manuscript translated by Marite Sapiets -- This is the true story of Father Pavel, a Russian Orthodox priest and his life in the last days of Tsarism and the early period of Soviet rule. Before making his profession as a monk he fell in love with a high spirited girl whom he met at a graduation ball at the girls school where he taught. After the October Revolution his wife repudiated religion and became an active atheist. He was arrested, given a prison sentence and exiled to Siberia. This book shows Russian Orthodox spirituality in its simplicity, and profundity, earthed in a rich tradition that fills the lives of people who live by it.


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Sapiets, Marite (trans.)
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