Alexander Men Quotes
“Lord and Master of my life, Take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.* But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.* Yea, O Lord and King, Grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, For blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.* *”
- Date of birth: January 22, 1935
- Died: September 09, 1990
- Born: in Moscow, Russian Federation.
- Description: Alexander Vladimirovich Men (Russian: Александр Владимирович Мень) was a Russian Orthodox priest, theologian, Biblical scholar and writer.
Men wrote dozens of books (including his magnum opus, History of Religion: In Search of the Way, the Truth and the Life, the seventh volume of which, Son of Man, served as the introduction to Christianity for thousands of citizens in the Soviet Union); baptized hundreds if not thousands; founded an Orthodox Open University; opened one of the first Sunday Schools in Russia as well as a charity group at the Russian Children's Hospital. His influence is still widely felt and his legacy continues to grow among Christians both in Russia and abroad. He was murdered early on Sunday morning, 9 September 1990, by an ax-wielding assailant just outside his home of Semkhoz, Russia.