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A Champion of Good: The Life of Father Ilarion

Author(s):   Natalia Mikhailovna Kopyttseva
Publisher:   Holy Trinity Publications (2011)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   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.