From the pen of Bishop Danilo (Krstić) and Hieromonk Amfilohije (Radović), originally published in Serbian (in 1996) and now available in English for the first time, this Catechism book is a great introduction into the basic evangelical teachings of the Orthodox faith and life. Authors of this publication are offering this simple but existential gift to all. This wonderful book belongs to Christian Orthodox Catechism series and explores the mystery of faith in Old and New Testament. Among many other questions it answers these existential inquiries: What is true faith? Who is God? What is God like? Who is man? What is God’s revelation? What is the Bible, or the Holy Scriptures? What is the Old Testament? What is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Why is the Lord Jesus Christ called the God-Man? What did Jesus say on Saturday, the Sabbath? How does the history of the Church begin? It concludes with the chapter on the prayer life of the Church and the last days.
Bishop Danilo (1927-2002) studied law in Belgrade, and graduated from Sorbonne in literature in 1952. From 1954 to 1958 he studied theology at the Saint Sergius’ Academy in Paris. While studying in Paris, he became acquainted with Bishop John of Shanghai, and he underwent a spiritual renewal. He completed his doctoral thesis On Divine Philanthropy: From Plato to John Chrysostom, under Fr George Florovsky at Harvard in 1968.
Amfilohije Radović (1938-) is the current Metropolitan of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, Archbishop of Cetinje. He graduated from the Faculty of Theology inBelgrade in 1962. He completed his postgraduate studies in Bern and Rome, and then moved to Greece. In Athens, he completed his doctoral thesis on Saint Gregory Palamas. After spending one year at Mount Athos, he moved to Paris and worked as a professor at the St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute. In 1976 he became professor at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade.