Holiness in our Times – Abbot Iscu the Martyr

Abbot Iscu the Martyr The following is an edited excerpt from the book, Tortured for Christ, by Richard Wurmbrand, a Lutheran pastor, about his experience in a Romanian prison: When I was in jail I fell very, very ill… I was near to death. At my right hand was a priest by the name of Iscu. He was abbot of a monastery. This man, perhaps in his forties, had been so tortured he was near to death. But his face was serene... He radiated joy. On my left side was the Communist torturer who had tortured this priest almost to [...]