By Leo Tolstoy

ISBN-10: 1907355693

ISBN-13: 9781907355691

EISBN-13: 978-1-907355-69-1

A Confession — an essay by means of Leo Tolstoy on his non secular ideas — indicates the good writer in means of searching for solutions to profound questions that difficulty all who take them on: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the which means of life?": those are questions whose solutions have been an absolute requirement for Tolstoy. through the essay, Tolstoy indicates diverse makes an attempt to discover solutions at the examples of technology, philosophy, japanese knowledge and the critiques of his fellow novelists. . . . discovering no viable answer in any of those, Tolstoy acknowledges the deep spiritual convictions of normal humans as containing the most important to precise solutions.

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In the opinion of a Greek Orthodox historian: “The Syrians are active, hard workers and economical, that is why you can hardly find a beggar among them. 69 Another researcher from the Episcopalian Church, in the last century, said the following about the Syrian Orthodox Church: “It is within the possibilities of God’s providence that they might yet take new root downwards and bear fruit upwards, if the people who still cling passionately to their ancient faith, were once freed from the domination of foreign religion and power, under which they have so long and so cruelly been oppressed.

Its supreme head at present is Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, the 122nd successor of Saint Peter in the legitimate line of Patriarchs of Antioch. The supreme head is looked upon as the common father of all Syrian Orthodox people wherever they are. He is obeyed by the catholicos, prelates, clergy and laity of all ranks in the Syrian Orthodox Church. The name of the patriarch is to be mentioned before that of the catholicos in India and of the bishops in their respective dioceses, during the Eucharistic services, at the end of the daily prayers, on religious festivals, and during other spiritual ceremonies such as ordinations, consecrations, etc...

96, 1972. C - Qeboul A1-Majame’ - Damascus Patriarchal Magazine, 11th year, No. 108. , Aleppo: 1980. 27 - Bishop Youhanna Dolabani: Al-Mithal AlRabani. Buenos Aires: 1942. 28 - Archdeacon Ne’matallah Denno: Iqamat AlDalil ala Istemrar Al-Esm Al-Assil, Mosul: 1949.

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