Granted the gift of clairvoyance the wonder working saint seraphim of sarov gave consolation and guidance to all saint seraphim died on january 2 1833 while kneeling before an icon of the theotokos an example of the grace of the holy spirit at work within the life and words of saint seraphim has been preserved for us. Acquisition of the holy spirit as the goal of the christian life spencer estabrooks introduction in this essay i shall focus on the acquisition of the holy spirit as the goal of the christian life my intention is to make it possible for the fathers and saints who experienced transfiguration in christ by the. Saint seraphim of sarov on the acquisition of the holy spirit conversation with motovilov an example of the grace of the holy spirit at work within the life and words of st seraphim of sarov has been preserved for us. The acquisition of the holy spirit of god a conversation between st seraphim of sarov and nikolay motovilov motovilov wrote down many of his conversations with st seraphim including this famous talk on the purpose of the christian life that took place in november 1831 in the forest near sarov. The holy spirit is generally the least talked about and least understood person of the trinity though certainly as important as the other two persons in the godhead this is a great text to read if you want to understand him more
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