Friday, April 11, 2014

another post from "Un idiot attentif"

I am glad to see that another informative blog post from "the other Fiodor" has appeared, on

The teachings of the Elder Zossima

"Elder Zossima," a character in Dostoevsky's novel, The Brothers Karamazov, is based on the author's memories of meetings with the monks of Optina-Pustyn, a monastery near Kozelsk, Russia. Above is a 19th-century view of Optina, with the river Zhisdra in the foreground.


Harlequin said...

The past is always a world that we would be well advised to turn our minds to?

Iulia Flame said...

The past connects with the present with the future. The river Zhisdra runs through my heart.

Fiodor said...

Thank you, Iulia, for welcoming my pages in your beautiful blog

Iulia Flame said...

It is ever my honor.

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