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Encyclopedia > Father Sergius

Father Sergius (Отец Сергий) is a short fictional story authored by Leo Tolstoy in 1873. Lev Tolstoy, pictured late in life Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy   listen? (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й; commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy) (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910; August 28, 1828 – November 7, 1910, O.S.) was a Russian novelist, social reformer, Christian anarchist, vegetarian, moral thinker and an influential member of... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Beginning with his childhood and following with a successful career in the military and general high society, Prince Stefan Kasatzky discovers on the eve of his wedding his fiancee's affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. Upset and disturbed, he retreats to the arms of the Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow, and now a hermit, he performs miracles upon the village natives. Moments of temptation test his faith, and unfortunate instances of female provocation leads to his failure. Tsar (Bulgarian цар, Russian царь,   listen?; often spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to 1917 (although... Nicholas I Pavlovich (Russian: Николай I Павлович, July 6 (June 25, Old Style), 1796–March 2 (February 18, Old Style), 1855) was the Emperor of Russia and king of Poland from 1825 until his death in 1855. ... The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with the other patriarchs of the Eastern Orthodox Church. ...

This story also exists as a silent film from 1917 of the same name. A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

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  • Father Sergius, full text in various formats
  • Full text of Father Sergius in the original Russian



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