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Olga OrlovaYuri Pushchaev. Today we commemorate the fortieth day of the repose of the ever-memorable Archimandrite Adrian Kirsanovthe last elder of the Pskov Caves Monastery, who departed to the Lord on April He was known for his simple words, efficacious prayer, exceedingly important revelations, and unforgettable meetings.
Archimandrite Adrian Kirsanov. The last time I happened to see Fr. Adrian was about a month ago. He was very weak, but he received me. We were able to talk a little and remember the past. He could seem outwardly very angry, but in reality, Fr.
Adrian was not Chapter 24 - Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn way. He was just focused on God, Karl Og Kona - Davíð Stefánsson - Upplestur Úr Eigin Verkum (Readings From His Own Works) gathered within himself. Adrian was an incredibly happy man, if you can say that about an ascetic. This concentration of happiness within him, which I saw at this meeting for the umpteenth time, simply amazed me.
Of course, he had the infirmities of age: He was ninety-seven, and what can you say? But it was impossible to say about him, as you could of others, that he suffered. He rejoiced. He rejoiced in God with a temporary joy and passed over into eternal joy. Hieroschemamonk Valentin Gurevichspiritual father of Donskoy Monastery:. One of my friends, after he was baptized, immediately went to the Pskov Caves Monastery and as soon as he got there he witnessed the exorcism of demoniacs by the now-deceased Elder Adrian, and he saw how the demoniacs reacted to his prayer.
It so struck this newly-illumined Christian, that, returning home, he became a zealous ascetic, constantly reading the Psalter…. Adrian said something amazing in his conversations shortly before his death. Examining his life, he realized that all of his work with exorcising the demon-possessed was in vain.
Remember that there are people I Kolde Stjerners Lys - Magtens Korridorer - Før Alting Bliver Nat bore this cross and suffering until the end, and they were saved.
Archimandrite Adrian Kirsanov Fr. Purification happens through great sorrows and difficulties—only then is there hope of entering the Kingdom of Heaven. And the witness to the True Light Jn. Adrian himself. I was a spiritual child of Fr. Adrian in the early s when I lived in Pechory. I was spiritually nourished by him for a year and a half and spoke with him very closely, and did nothing without his blessing.
It was he who blessed me to become a nun. Unfortunately, our earthly contact ceased from that point, but I hope that he always prayed for me. Adrian was undoubtedly a true elder. John Krestiankin said this about him, for example. I have never seen such humble people, perhaps only other elders like him. In terms of spiritual guidance, he was very strict. He himself lived a very intense spiritual life.
I believe he had a very rich inner spiritual world, of which few knew. He was performed the exorcism rite against demons for many years. And this was not his will—he was given this assignment, we can Haider - On & On. He had begun doing this while still in the Holy Trinity-St.
Sergius Lavra, and he lived in Pechory as in exile. He was removed from the Lavra because the his exorcism of demoniacs caused the Soviet authorities trouble.
And because he exorcized the demon-possessed, there were always many such people around him. They even moved to live near the elder, because his exorcisms made them feel better. And as Fr. Adrian was engaged with them, he took their healing and spiritual recovery upon himself, holding them in very strict obedience. They would work somewhere in the city, in the hospital or kindergarten for example, but fasted like nuns and generally led very strict lives.
Perhaps some of the monks avoided seeking his counsel for this reason—that there were always Karl Og Kona - Davíð Stefánsson - Upplestur Úr Eigin Verkum (Readings From His Own Works) sick and demon-possessed women around him. He was born after the revolution in a very pious family, and it was hard for him to see what was happening all around when they were persecuting priests and laity, destroying churches, and so on. Then the war began.
The elder said that the Lord saved him in that he never killed anyone, and that his conscience, as a Karl Og Kona - Davíð Stefánsson - Upplestur Úr Eigin Verkum (Readings From His Own Works)was clean in that regard. When I was in Pechory, I saw that he was physically very sick; his illnesses were aggravated by his work with exorcisms, and it was very difficult. Although he did exorcisms with a blessing, Karl Og Kona - Davíð Stefánsson - Upplestur Úr Eigin Verkum (Readings From His Own Works) suffered greatly from diabolic intrigues.
But as for me personally, I can say that he changed my life, as a firm desire to accept monasticism formed under his guidance. He was very strong in spirit and of a very strict in life. For example, this was his daily routine: He went to sleep very late, at midnight or later, because he was reading his prayer rule or receiving people, but he got up again at three in the morning to read the monastic rule again.
What can make an atheist cry? He was physically exhausted, you could say, but he had such strength of spirit, such grace, that he was literally glowing. Everything will be fine.
The Lord is sending this temptation. What happened then was truly unbearable. I spoke with him about various things. What sufferings the generation of elders endured—Fr.
But they had such power against sin! Elders John Krestiankin and Adrian Kirsanov. Adrian instructed. The Lord is not without mercy; He hears your prayers.
When something strange started happening to my son last year, clearly connected with exposure to witchcraft, I took him to Fr. My son was baptized in childhood, but he rarely went to church. He would stop by to light a candle… Like many young people, he doubted the existence of an afterlife:.
Where is there so much room? He had such typical views for people who just pop into church. I took him to see Fr. Seeing such people, even the most hardened atheists stop believing in the total victory of death over life.
How Fr. Hieromonk Kosma Afanasieva monk of Donskoy Monastery:. I went to the Pskov Caves Monastery in hopes of seeing Fr. John Krestiankin. And I already had to leave… What was I to do? I went. He hugged me and began to tell me his entire life! What problems and temptations he had. How they persecuted and abused him. And only at the end did I realize that he was telling me about everything that I had wanted to ask! Archimandrite Adrian Kirsanov My soul became so light, as if I had just communed.
The last time I went to visit him he got so cheery:. Such an abundance of grace! Batushka was already weak in his last years. He would bless you and anoint you with oil—and you would receive strength as if from out of nowhere.
All kinds of people come to see me. They come from Canada, from Europe… Some governor gave me an award. But who am I? I just sit in my cell and do nothing. I am very grateful to Fr. I pray that the Lord will grant him rest with His saints. Towards eternal life. Michael Moskovsky:. My mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer in
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