staretz


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staretz

(ˈstɑːrɪts) or

starets

n
(in the Russian Orthodox Church) a spiritual leader or holy man
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Shifting to a pharmacy career proved to be the right prescription for John Staretz.
The answer--the only answer I know--is that of the Staretz Zossima in The Brothers Karamazov--to be responsible to everybody, to take upon oneself all the guilt--but I don't know what that means.
And in the early part of the 20th century, Fyodor Dostoevsky embraced the same truth in The Brothers Karamazov, relating--indeed, reconciling--compassion to forgiveness in the words of Staretz Zosima:
Being that prostitution is legal in the area that she's listing from, and she's over 18 and it's consensual, I would defer it to local police authorities," said David Staretz, a spokesman for the FBI's Las Vegas field office.
Dunlop, Staretz Ambrosy: Model for Dostoevsky's Staretz Zossima (Belmont, MA: Nordland, 1972).
Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, was taken into custody after he and two others were pulled over last night by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, FBI spokesman David Staretz said.
Seraphim the categories of priest, monastic ascetic, even of staretz, or spiritual father are never really rejected, but in moving through and beyond them and other identities, he transcends them all.
EARLY IN DOSTOEVSKY'S NOVEL The Brothers Karamazov, a wealthy woman asks Staretz Zosima how she can really know that--God exists.
Sophrony was responsible for publishing the life and writing of Staretz Silouan, whom he knew on Mount Athos from 1930 until the death of the latter in 1938; in 1988 the Orthodox Church recognized Silouan as a saint.
Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724-1783) was the first great Russian staretz (elder), and his legacy was influential for centuries through the elders of Optina monastery.
The W ay of a Pilgrim was a popular nineteenth-century book that described an anonymous Russian peasant's instruction in the Jesus prayer by a spiritual teacher known as a staretz.