Of all the stories of the resurrection of the Orthodox Church in formerly communist lands, Albania's may be the most dramatic. Having been almost exterminated by the atheist government, the Church of Albania has arisen, under the leadership of Archbishop Anastasios, to become a vibrant and growing member of the world Orthodox community.
"Finally a book that reveals the dynamis that comes from the faithful response of a missionary answering the call to serve. Fr. Luke's diary comes alive for the reader who will experience, through this book, the full run of the spiritual highs and lows that is the life of every missionary. This story of the new life, sprung forth from the dead stump in Albania, will leave each reader inspired and thankful to God for each missionary who is willing to make the sacrifices required of those who volunteer for the mission field." -Fr. Chad Hatfield D. D., Chancellor, St. Vladimir's Seminary, New York
Fr. Luke Veronis and his family served as missionaries to Albania during some of the most crucial years of this resurrection. In these pages, Fr. Luke shares stories of those years- stories of desperate poverty and heroism, of setbacks and triumphs, of heartbreak and miracles- and calls us all to answer the Lord's Great Commission: Go Forth!