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In Petersburg in the eighteen-forties a surprising event occurred. An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone. Father Sergius: Leo Tolstoy: Fiction after Otets Sergy (written ; Father Sergius), which may be taken as Tolstoy’s self-critique, tells the story of a proud. He takes the name “Father Sergius.” Although he becomes a celebrated churchman, he continues to struggle with pride and lust. Written during Tolstoy’s later.

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She rose, took her stockings over to the stove, and hung them on the damper. Father Sergius discovers he is still weak and in order to protect himself, cuts off his own finger.

When Father Sergius assured her that only God could heal the sick, she replied that she only wanted him to lay his hands on the boy and pray for him. He was surprised at the facility with which he attained such happiness.

Sergius yielded up the axe and entered the cell. I stayed there when I was defending Makhin. He rose, but she would not let him go until she had given him bread and butter and rusks.

Father Sergius – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Please feel free fathe email us at info mbird. This web edition published by eBooks Adelaide. But as soon as he started to pray he saw himself vividly as he had been at the Monastery, in a majestic post in biretta and mantle, and he shook his head. Kasatsky did not belong to the first two sets, but was readily welcomed in the others.


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She had not got at all wet when standing under the window, and had said so only as a pretext to get him to let her in. He heard it fall before he felt any pain, but before he had time to be surprised he felt a burning pain and the warmth of flowing blood.

Besides this, a great pitfall for Sergius lay in the fact of his extreme antipathy to his new Abbot, a cunning worldly man who was making a career for himself in the Church. They ask for healings, blessings, spiritual direction, advice, and so on.

Father Sergius noticed that the merchant seemed to be acting roughly, and in a feeble voice told the attendant that the people should not be driven away. On entering the sanctuary he bowed, crossing himself as usual and bending double before the icons. So he thought in rare moments of lucidity, but his usual state of mind was one of weariness and a tender pity for himself because of toltsoy weariness.

Then he went to the door, and opening it into the tiny porch, felt fathsr the hook that fastened the outer door and began to lift it.

In the end, the aristocrat Kasatsky works for the peasant. She took his hand and kissed it, and then put her arm round his waist and pressed him to herself.

The Finger of Father Sergius

Why hast Thou created this temptation? Then, raising his head but without turning, he glanced out of the corner of his eye at the Abbot, whom he saw standing beside another glittering figure. This condition would continue for a day, or sometimes for two days, and would then pass of itself. Tolsfoy must tell you. I was infatuated, but it passed. At the end of the third year he received the tonsure and was ordained to the priesthood by the name of Sergius.


He took all these pains because he liked order and liked to domineer and drive the people away, but chiefly because he wanted to have Father Sergius to himself.

To-morrow will be as God wills, but for today he has finished! This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Even victory over the sins of the flesh, greed and lust, was easily attained. After that glance to imagine her to be a devil and not a simple, kindly, sweet, timid woman, was impossible. From the corner of the roof regular drops continued to fall into the tub below.

I know it should not be like that, but I lack real religious feeling. Recent Posts Mockingbird Update: Often, finding a copy of the Gospels in a hut he would read it aloud, and when they heard him the people were always touched and surprised, as at something new yet familiar.