Definition of Staretz
1. a spiritual adviser in the Eastern Orthodox Church [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Staretz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Fall of the Romanoffs: How the Ex-empress & Rasputine Caused the Russian by Author of Russian court memoirs (1918)
"A Russian staretz is a pilgrim who wanders from one monastery to another, ... The ambition of every staretz is to visit Mount Athos, and above all to have ..."
2. Russian Revolution Aspects by Robert Edward Crozier Long (1919)
"The hero was a staretz. A staretz, which means literally a venerable old man, is a pious man of holy repute and often of very unholy conduct. ..."
3. The Russians and Their Language by Nadine Jarintzov (1916)
"The times of yore Old age Old man A fine old man A dear old man A miserable, shrivelled, Starina. Starost'. Starik. staretz. ..."
4. Russia's Ruin by E. H. Wilcox (1919)
"... who notified Moscow that the " staretz " was on his way thither, and asked that he should be put under " continual and absolutely secret observation. ..."
5. The Last of the Romanofs by Charles Rivet (1918)
"... was bestowed the name reserved for those peasants, regular lay-monks who go about preaching the glad tidings and who are called " venerable," staretz. ..."
6. The Memoirs of Count Witte by Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich Vitte (1921)
"... and staretz [a saintly man] Rasputin. He became especially intimate with the latter. When visiting St. Petersburg, Rasputin stayed with Sazo- ..."
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