Few in the West realize that the second-largest Orthodox Church in the world is in Romania, and fewer still know the remarkable story of her recent past. After suffering the horrors of Communist persecution, the life of the Church is once again flourishing. But many complexities and difficulties had to be overcome in order to reestablish and strengthen Church life—not only in outward building projects, but in fostering the inward spiritual growth of the faithful. At the center of all these important tasks we find Patriarch Daniel. For the first time in English, readers can learn more about his life, and encounter him in his own words as he addresses the challenges and the opportunities that face us today.
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Orthodox Christian Profiles Series - Number 10
The Orthodox Christian Profiles Series acquaints the reader on an intimate level with Orthodox figures that have shaped the direction of the Orthodox Church in areas of mission, ascetical and liturgical theology, scholarly and pastoral endeavors, and various other professional disciplines. The people featured in the series are mostly our contemporaries and most remain active in shaping the life of the Church today. A few will have fallen asleep in the Lord, but their influence remains strong and worthy of historical record. The mission of this series is to introduce inspirational Orthodox Christian leaders in various ministries and callings that build up the Body of Christ.
A great job by all who labored many hours translating! With this book, readers in the English speaking Orthodox world now have the opportunity to know this dynamic servant leader. His Beautitude addresses many issues faced in the contemporary world today. His encouragement and teachings are universal and should inspire us all to be Christlike in all our communications and actions, both seen and unseen.