Recollections of Jerusalem

  • Title: Recollections of Jerusalem
  • Author: Anya Berezina Derrick
  • ISBN: 9780884653592
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Recollections of Jerusalem Recollections of Jerusalem vividly opens up to us a world very different from our own It affords the rare opportunity to see major world events through the eyes of one shaped by them but unable to in
    Recollections of Jerusalem vividly opens up to us a world very different from our own It affords the rare opportunity to see major world events through the eyes of one shaped by them, but unable to influence them At the outset of World War II, the author, still a young child, travelled to Jerusalem with her mother on pilgrimage Prevented by the conflict from returning tRecollections of Jerusalem vividly opens up to us a world very different from our own It affords the rare opportunity to see major world events through the eyes of one shaped by them, but unable to influence them At the outset of World War II, the author, still a young child, travelled to Jerusalem with her mother on pilgrimage Prevented by the conflict from returning to their home in Yugoslavia, they began a new life, intimately entwined with the city of Jerusalem.In Jerusalem Anya was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives convent, the Gethsemane convent, and the Bethany School Her spiritual life was nurtured by St John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco, Archbishop Antony Sinkevich of Los Angeles, Archpriest George Grabbe, Mother Mary Robinson , and in particular the English priest monk Lazarus Moore Through Anya s eyes, we gain new perspectives on their lives and ministries.Her experiences in Jerusalem would sustain her faith during later years, following her marriage in America, when the Church was geographically distant from Anya and her burgeoning family Ultimately they would lead her back to the Holy Land with her husband and children.From a historical perspective, these recollections offer a window into the struggles and aspirations of the Russian diaspora after the Communist takeover of their ancestral homeland It shows how events such as the Bolshevik revolution, the Russian civil war, and the Arab Israeli conflict have shaped present realities.

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    1. Recollections of Jerusalem is the autobiography/memoir of Anya Berezina Derrick. Anya Derrick was born in Yugoslavia in the 1930s. She was named after her grandmothers, both named Anna, and her birthday was close to the feast day of St. Anna. Her mother was a nurse and her dad was stationed at a military base near Belgrade. Unfortunately, he took ill with tuberculosis. Anya and her mother were on a pilgrimage in Palestine when World War II broke out, and Anya's mother was hoping to bring back a [...]

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    2. One perk of working for a publishing house is getting to read the book before it's released :) Seeing as I work for the publisher, though, it probably wouldn't be fair to post a review. So I'll just leave it at this being a valuable read for anyone looking to understand the Russian emigre mentality and their hopes and aspirations upon losing their homeland. Anya's memoirs also open a personal window on the Arab-Israeli conflict, both from her childhood and later years as a librarian in the West [...]

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    3. Interesting, and sweet, memoir about growing up in Jerusalem, moving to the US, and then returning to the West Bank to work in the late 70s. She's a parishioner at a local church, although I've not met her. I was fascinated by her impressions of the politics of the West Bank.

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    4. This was an interesting read, which I won on First Reads Giveaway a while ago. This is not the usual type of book I read, but glad that I did. I learned a fair amount about the life of Anya, her family and the hardships she endured in the Holy Lands during WW2. Recommended.

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