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Dimitri's Cross

The Life and Letters of St. Dimitri Klepinin, Martyred during the Holocaust

Published by Conciliar Press Ministries in Ben Lomond, Calif .
Written in English.

About the Edition

In February of 1943, Father Dimitri Klepinin, an Orthodox priest serving the Russian emigre community in occupied Paris, was arrested by the Nazis for issuing false baptismal certificates to Jews. One year later, he died in the concentration camp at Dora a camp known as "the Man-Eater." Father Dimitri, an associate of Mother Maria Skobtsova, was glorified by the Orthodox Church on January 16, 2004. In this volume, his daughter lovingly tells the story of her father s life, from his childhood in prerevolutionary Russia to his martyrdom. It is a story of a man whose entire life was founded on love for his God, his faith, his family, his people, and all those who came to him for help. The final section of the book consists of Fr. Dimitri s letters to his wife from his initial confinement at Compiègne. In these letters we glimpse the humble, dauntless spirit of a man whose reliance on Christ was absolute and whose devotion to serving his fellow man did not waver, even to the grave.

Table of Contents

I: Prologue
1. Dora, the Man-Eater
II: Childhood in Russia
2. The City of the Five Mountains
3. A Soaking Cat in Your Arms
4. 'Pravda' Means Truth & Justice
5. God, Everywhere Present
6. Odessa in Torment
III: In Exile: Constantinople to Belgrade
7. From Constantinople to Belgrade
8. The Ark Circle
9. Opening to Ecumenical Dialogue
10. Sophia's Death
11. The Russian Student Christian Movement
IV: Theological Formation
12. Crimea Street, Paris
13. Seminary Life
14. Love Is Simple
15. The Jesus Prayer
16. Nikolai, His Older Brother
17. Amorous Feelings
V: Entry into the Priesthood
18. Tamara, His Future Spouse
19. The Wedding
20. A Very Busy Schedule
21. Priest & Father
22. Mother Maria
23. Lourmel: Lively Disorder
24. Priesthood as Self-Offering
25. Birds in Cassocks
26. Little Paul
VI: Persecution & Martyrdom
27. The Jews
28. The Raid in February
29. The Camp at Compiegne-Royallieu
30. The Refuge of Chaville
31. The Black Sun of the Summer of 1944
VII: Epilogue
32. The Liberation of Paris
33. The Time of Transmission
34. Grandfather Andrey
35. This Saint Lived Among Us
VIII: Letters from Prison Camp

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


Dewey Decimal Class
281.9092, B
Library of Congress
BX597.K548 K58 2008

The Physical Object

189 p. :
Number of pages
9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
5.6 ounces

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