"For the sake of Christ, pray for me ...": Optina’s addressee of N.V. Gogol

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Abstract

This article about ieromonahe Filaret who was an Optina’s elder, the confessor of brotherhood of Gethsemane monastery at Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra - the addressee of the Gogol’s letter to Optina Monastery (village Dolbino June 20, 1850) "For the sake of Christ, pray for me, Father Filaret ...". For a long time the addressee was unknown or be incorrect. The Gogol’s letter and his judgments about convent become paradigmatic. In 1916 S.N. Durylin quoted Gogol’s line and extended the idea, summarizing the spiritual experience of many people.

General Information

Keywords: Gogol, Optina Monastery, elders, monks, spiritual guidance

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2015020304

For citation: Voropaev V.A. "For the sake of Christ, pray for me ...": Optina’s addressee of N.V. Gogol [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2015. Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 26–37. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2015020304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

V. A. Voropaev, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: voropaevvl@bk.ru

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