This is an excerpt from the book STORIES, SERMONS, AND PRAYERS OF ST. NEPHON: AN ASCETIC BISHOP.
BITTER DEATH, PURE SOUL Saint Nephon lifted the people who had fallen at his feet and had them sit on stools. Then he began an amazing narration:
“There lived a young man in Constantinople, Basil by name. He was crafty, filthy, and very shameless. He would spend all day and night in the dens of iniquity.
A priceless fragment from the life of much-suffering Russia, this account sheds a ray of light on the hidden treasures of Holy Russia today. From the memoirs of Natalia Vladimirovna Urusova, a member of the Catacomb Church in Russia before the Second World War, and herself the mother of three martyr sons.