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In sixteen short chapters, Metropolitan Cyprian distills the riches garnered from his more than forty years’ experience as a monk, monastic founder, and Abbot. His emphasis throughout is on the “three steadfast foundations of monastic life,” namely, obedience, humility, and love.
About the AuthorThe Most Reverend Cyprian, Dr. Theol. (honoris causa), is Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili and President of the Holy Synod in Resistance, Orthodox Church of Greece. He is a spiritual son of the renowned Elder, Archimandrite Philotheos (Zervakos).
About the TranslatorThe 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.