Anya Derrick’s life has been intimately connected to the earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine where she was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, as manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane convents, as well as the Bethany School. These recollections also offer a window into the struggles and aspirations of the Russian diaspora after the Communist takeover of the ancestral homeland. It shows how events such as the Russian revolution, its aftermath, and the Arab–Israeli conflict have shaped present realities.
Posted by Marlene on 23rd Oct 2014
In May of 2014 I made a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On a recent trip/Pilgrimage to San Francisco to venerate St. John Maximovitch with a group of Russian Orthodox from the San Diego and Annaheim, California areas , this book caught my eye while in the Holy Virgin Cathedral bookstore. Although I am almost finished reading it I ordered two books from Holy Trinity to gift to two dear friends who have both been to the Holy Land and I knew would be interested in the subject matter and historicity of the book. I look forward to discussing the book with them as I have really enjoyed relating to it on many levels. I must give kudos to Holy
Trinity bookstore staff for expiditing the shipment prompting and in excellent condition. Thank you.
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