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The Roman West and the Byzantine East

by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna and Bishop Auxentios of Photiki

ISBN 0–911165–12–6
60 pp.

The modern spirit is largely one of believing that no one has primacy, that no one is “right,” that everything has a little truth, and that truth itself is a relative thing. This book takes us back to the quest for truth and tells us why we Orthodox believe that our Church is true to the Church established by the Apostles and why She has historical and spiritual primacy. This book makes a difficult statement in difficult times in a superb way.

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About the Authors
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.

The Right Reverend Auxentios, Director of the C.T.O.S., is a graduate of Princeton University. He received the Licentiate in Theology from the C.T.O.S. and the Doctor of Theology degree in Orthodox Liturgics at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.