What are you reading?

Ah_Tibor

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Woman
Orthodox
'The Station', by Robert Byron. An account of his visit to Mount Athos in 1927 with a couple of friends
(originally three).
Why 'The Station'? Deliberately obscure, I think, but the final words of the book are "This is the Holy Mountain Athos", station of a faith where all the years have stopped."
Not super obscure, that's in my pile! I picked up his "First Russia, Then Tibet" from Goodwill one day, which is very interesting-- it's an account of an intermediary period when they're trying hard to build up the Communist state, the monarchy is dead, and he's travelling around, wanting to see iconography.

I don't think he "gets" the Russian sensibility (he makes a claim "there is something Messianic in every Russian"-- uh, ok) but the outsider perspective is interesting, especially as I feel we're in another intermediary period, although even idealistic Communists seem preferable to whatever equivalent we have now (in some cases).
 

messaggera

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Woman
Catholic
About to start Orthodox Dogmatic Theology - Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky - translated by Hieromonk Seraphim Rose.

Has anyone read this book?
 
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