Elder Zenobius: a life in spiritual continuity with pre-revolutionary Russia

"Illustrating the continuity of eldership in the Russian Orthodox tradition with a special focus on a remarkable man, this book is a reverent account of Elder Zenobius and a touching insight into his religion. Elder Zenobius suffered in the Soviet camps never knowing if each day given to him by...

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Main Author: Česnokov, Zinovij 1988-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jordanville, NY Holy Trinity Publ. 2013
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Mažuga, Zacharija Ioakimovič 1896-1985 / Ukrainisch-Orthodoxe Kirche
Further subjects:B Biography
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Summary:"Illustrating the continuity of eldership in the Russian Orthodox tradition with a special focus on a remarkable man, this book is a reverent account of Elder Zenobius and a touching insight into his religion. Elder Zenobius suffered in the Soviet camps never knowing if each day given to him by God would be his last. Living as a simple monk, even after becoming a bishop in the Georgian Orthodox Church, he always focused on the inner man, despite the active demands of the episcopate."--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-97) and index. - Introduction -- Part I: The life of St. Zenobius, Metropolitan of Tetritzkaro (in Schema Seraphim) -- 1. Childhood and education -- 2. The Glinsk Hermitage: in obedience to the elders; Path to the Glinsk Hermitage; His spiritual father: obedience and trials; The taking of monastic vows; Closure and devastation of the Glinsk Hermitage -- 3. Priesthood and confession of faith; Ordination to priesthood; Arrest; Imprisonment and release -- 4. In Georgia: from hermit to Metropolitan; Hermit of the Caucasus Mountains; Archimandrite and rector; Episcopal ordination; Visit to the restored Glinsk Hermitage; Burdino; The "Glinsk Hermitage" in Tbilisi -- 5. The last years of earthly life. Part II: St Zenobius: spiritual father and teacher -- 6. Eldership and pastoral ministry -- 7. Simplicity and humanity -- 8. Blessing of the holy Russian-Iverskaya Women's Monastery -- 9. Spiritual gifts: miracles and visions -- 10. Pastoral qualities -- 11. Spiritual counselor -- 12. Guidance and teaching; The Jesus prayer; On non-acquisitiveness: helping those in need; On obedience; On spiritual reading; On prayer; On monasticism; The importance of taking a blessing; On Podvigs; On food and fasting -- 13. On prayer and church services -- 14. Simplicity and the impartation of wisdom; The Metropolitan's chambers; Spiritual children -- Epilogue
ISBN:0884653315