A Champion of Good: The Life of Father Ilarion
|Natalia Mikhailovna Kopyttseva|
|Holy Trinity Publications (2011)|
|1 copy available|
|A Champion of Good: The Life of Father Ilarion by Natalia Mikhailovna Kopyttseva
Many lovers of literature are familiar, through Dostoyevsky’s works, with the concept of the Russian “Staretz,” or spiritual elder, and this biography offers a vivid portrayal of an authentic Staretz, Father Ilarion-a monk of the renowned Glinsk hermitage in modern-day Ukraine. Offering unique insights into the Orthodox Church in Russia during communism and in the immediate postcommunist period, this account not only chronicles Father Ilarion’s journey, but also presents a vision of a simple Christian life in the contemporary world. With contributions from Father Ilarion’s spiritual followers, this history also provides a glimpse into Russian culture and religious perspectives.