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In this insightful hagiographical study, Professor Markou vindicates the reputation of Saint Gregory V, the Patriarch of Constantinople Martyred by the Turks in 1821 in reaction to the Greek War of Independence. He refutes the slanders spread by unbelieving modern Greek intellectuals against this heroic Hierarch who epitomized “the most supreme sacrifice” and was “a source of ethnic, patriotic, and spiritual vision and inspiration.”
About the AuthorAntonios Markou is a graduate of the University of Athens and holds the M.A. degree in English and a certificate in theological studies from Oxford University.
About the TranslatorHieromonk 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.