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The Old Calendarists and the Rise of Religious Conservatism in Greece

by Dimitri Kitsikis
Translated by Novice Patrick [Hieromonk Patapios] and Bishop [Archbishop] Chrysostomos

ISBN 0–911165–33–9
42 pp.

Professor Kitsikis traces the development of the Old Calendar movement against the backdrop of the political and intellectual history of Greece in the twentieth century in such a way as to demonstrate the clear link between the calendar reform and the Masonic, innovationist, and ecumenist agenda of Patriarch Meletios (Metaxakis) of Constantinople.

About the Author
Professor Dimitri Kitsikis is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Canada. A former advisor to Greek President Constantine Karamanlis and Turkish President Turgut Özal, Dr. Kitsikis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
About the Translators
Hieromonk Patapios, Academic Director of the C.T.O.S., holds the honors B.A. from Cambridge University, the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies from the C.T.O.S., graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh, and the Doctor of Theology degree in Patristics from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.

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.