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Igumen Hariton of Valaam

Igumen Hariton of Valaam

Igumen of the Great Schema Hariton of Valaam (1872-1947) was leading the Monastery at the time it moved from the Old to the New Valaam. Arriving inthe old Valaam at Ladoga in 1894 he started his Spiritual Warfare; he was the Igumen of Valaam from 1933 until his death in 1947.
No doubt Farther Hariton's greatest challenge was to take the 200 monks who survived on the islands on the Valaam islands in Ladoga to their new home, the New Valaam in Finland. A partial translation of his other great work, the book called "The Art of Prayer", is standard reading in the studies of the Prayer of the Heart.