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Directors

The Right Rev. Dr. Auxentios,
B.A., Princeton University
Lic. Theol., CTOS
Th.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Titular Bishop of Photiki
The Very Rev. Father Dr. Akakios
B.A., California State University
Lic. Theol., CTOS
D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary
Abbot, St. Gregory Palamas Monastery
Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Patapios
B.A. (honors), Cambridge University
M.A., M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Th.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Lic. Theol., CTOS

Faculty and Advisors

† The Most Reverend Cyprian
Dr. Theol. (honoris causa), Orthodox
Theological Academy of St. Martin
† Dr. Constantine Cavarnos
Ph.D., Harvard University
President, Institute for Byzantine
and Modern Greek Studies
Dr. Augustin Ioan
Ph.D., Ion Mincu University
Ph.D. University of Bucharest
Dean of Advanced Studies,
Ion Mincu University
of Architecture and Urbanism
Bucharest, Romania
† Dr. Nikolai E. Khokhlov
Ph.D., Duke University
Professor Emeritus, California State University
† Dr. John R. Rexine
Ph.D., Harvard University
Charles A. Dana Professor of the Classics Emeritus
Dean of the Humanities Division
Colgate University
† Dr. Eugene Zavarin
Ph.D., University of California
Professor Emeritus, University of California
(Forest Products Laboratory, Berkeley)
Dr. Thomas Brecht
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Alabama Psychiatric Services
Dr. John V. Petropoulos
D.Phil., Oxford University
Professor of Ancient Greek Literature,
Democritean University of Thrace
Director and Senior Fellow in Hellenic Civilization,
Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Nafplion, Greece
John R. Franklin
Juris Doctor, W.F. George School of Law,
Mercer University
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Dr. Dimitri Kitsikis
Ph.D., University of Paris (Sorbonne)
Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
† Dr. Jeremias Norman
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Dr. Deborah Sirko-Osadsa
Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine), D.A.B.M.G., F.A.C.M.G.
Senior Laboratory Head and Oncology Senior
Director, Oncology Translational Medicine
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Invited Lecturer in Genetic Laboratory Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Dr. George T. Kosar
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Tufts University
Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Instructor, Harvard University Extension School
Graduate Lecturer, Northeastern University
Dr. John N. Caminis
B.Sc., University of Montréal
M.D., University of Athens School of Medicine
Medical Director, Immunology and Bone,
Ucb Biosciences, Raleigh, NC
Dr. Ernest Hargreaves Latham, Jr.
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Roosevelt University
Ph.D., University of Bucharest
Instructor, Foreign Service Institute,
U.S. Department of State

Research Associates

Very Reverend Archimandrite Fr. Gregory
A.A., Long Beach City College
Dip. Theol., Lic. Theol., C.T.O.S.
The Very Reverend Dr. James Thornton
A.A., Golden West College
Diploma, Lic. Theol., CTOS
D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary
The Reverend George M. Mavromatis
B.A.. St. Louis University
M.Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox
School of Theology
Serving Priest, Convent of St. Elizabeth
the Grand Duchess of Russia
The Reverend Mother Dr. Elizabeth
B.A., Ashland University
Lic. Theol., CTOS
D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary
Abbess, Convent of St. Elizabeth
the Grand Duchess of Russia

Senior Research Scholars

The Most Rev. Dr. Chrysostomos
B.A., M.A., University of California
B.A., California State University
Lic.Theol., C.T.O.S.
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
The Reverend Dr. Gregory Telepneff
B.A., Yale University
M.Div., Saint Sophia Seminary
M.A., New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Th.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Legal Counsel

Daniel F. Lula, Esq.
B.A. (Yale University), J.D. (Harvard Law School)
Partner, Payne & Fears LLP, Attorneys at Law,
Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA

The Cen­ter for Tra­di­tion­al­ist Ortho­dox Stud­ies (see “About C.T.O.S.” on section bar) was estab­lished in 1981 under the aus­pices of the St. Greg­ory Pala­mas Mon­as­tery. It has to date pub­lished over one hun­dred books and mono­graphs in Ortho­dox his­tory and the­ol­ogy and related sub­jects. Located within the mon­as­tery com­pound, the Cen­ter houses admin­is­tra­tive offices, a lec­ture hall, and the Met­ro­pol­itan Cyp­rian The­o­log­ical Library, with more than 9,500 vol­umes and 4,000 peri­od­ical hold­ings. A sig­nif­icant cen­ter for scho­larly research in Ortho­dox stud­ies, it is admin­is­tered by a board of dis­tin­guished inter­na­tional schol­ars, who serve as its Direct­ors and Advis­ors.

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From the prestigious Institute for Byzantine
and Modern Greek Studies
, a book by one
of the CTOS’s research associates.

Pious Kings and
Right-Believing Queens
An Encyclopedia of the Royal and Imperial Saints of the Orthodox Church

by Protopresbyter James Thornton

$30.00 — 505+xxiv pp.

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Τέσσαρα Κείμενα ἐπὶ
Ἐκκλησιαστικῶν Θεμάτων

A collection of Four Greek-Language
Texts by Archbishop Chrysostomos
on Sundry Ecclesiastical Subjects

ὑπὸ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου
Χρυσοστόμου

$5.95 — 59 pp.

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Romanian Nationalism During
the Reign of King Mihai I

by Ernest H. Latham, Jr.

$4.95 — 36 pp.

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“Signs of Human Feeling
and Attitude”

The American Legation and American
Jews in Romania in 1941

by Ernest H. Latham, Jr.

$4.95 — 33 pp.

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NOW AVAILABLE!

Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy

Sermons on the Lives and Works of
the Patriarchs and Prophets
of the Old Testament

by Father James Thornton

$11.95 — 200 pp.

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“...[I]t seemed to this author that it would be of benefit to the faithful to learn something of the holy men of the Old Test­ament and through their stories and experiences to gain some appre­cia­tion of the vast expanse of the four-thousand-year-long history of the struggle for sanctity, what specialists often call the Heils­geschichte, the ‘holy history,’ the history of God’s inter­ac­tion with mankind. The need for the further pres­en­ta­tion and elu­ci­da­tion of the Old Test­ament stories in an Orthodox Christian con­text was to me espe­ci­ally urgent since Orthodox Christians, at least those in Amer­ica, are inad­equately instructed in this sub­ject and are often, there­fore, the easy prey of sec­tari­ans of vari­ous stripes, who are always ready to exploit such cir­cum­stances to their own profit. That is unfor­tun­ate, even shame­ful, since Ortho­dox Chris­tians are as much the true heirs to the legacy of the heroes of the Old Testament as they are to the legacy of the heroes of the New, and of all sub­se­quent Chris­tian history.”

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Œcumenical Patriarchate and
the Question of Greek-Turkish
Relations Through
the Centuries

by Constantine Cavarnos
with a Foreword by Archbishop Chrysostomos

$8.95 — 104 pp.

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This unique book, composed of two lectures written by Pro­fes­sor Cavarnos, approaches subjects, events, and matters of impor­tance to all Orthodox Christians. So central is the image of the Œcu­men­ical Patriarchate, the “Great Church,” to the Orthodox that one brings to mind the importance of the Vat­ican to Latin Chris­ti­an­ity, even if the Œcumenical Patriarch is not a Pope and the Pha­nar is not a political state like the Vat­ican. A tragic victim of the vicis­si­tudes of history, this most ancient center of the Chris­tian world—assailed even by one of the Papal Crusades, plac­ing it under Latin dom­ina­tion for nearly sixty years—has been held cap­tive for cen­tu­ries by its Turkish mas­ters: enslaved with Greece and the Balkans under Otto­man rule and imper­iled today by its fragile status in the modern Turkish state. For an Orthodox scholar of Greek her­itage to write with dispassion about the Great Church and Greek-Turk­ish relations is, there­fore, a gar­gan­tuan task. Yet, as a par­adig­matic gen­tle­man, Dr. Cavar­nos pre­sents us with an abso­lutely impartial apprai­sal of the Œcu­men­ical Patri­ar­ch­ate and of Greek-Turkish rela­tions over the centuries.

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We are pleased to publish under the imprint of the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies the four volumes of Archbishop Chrysostomos’ classic series, Themes in Orthodox Patristic Psychology, published by various presses between 1983 and 1990. The texts have been updated, edited, and handsomely printed in this single volume.

Earlier assessments of the constituent volumes in this collection:

“Archimandrite Chrysostomos, a psychologist trained in the West, reminds us of a different tradition of thought which finds unities where most of us find dichotomies. He demonstrates how, within the tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church, these dichotomies are connected-how acceptance of Orthodox belief arises from the unity of an Orthodox way of thinking and way of living. To see this argument in all its strength and to understand how humility arises from this unity, one must read with care and with a mind free of western psychological preoccupations this challenging and provocative volume.”

John M. Darley,
Dorman R. Warren Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs,
Princeton University, and former President of the American
Psychological Association (on the book Humility)

“All who meet Father Chrysostomos must be impressed with his deep spirituality and broadmindedness, which are indeed reflected in this book. Generally, he lays great stress on tradition and moderation, both dominant traits of Orthodoxy.”

Mother Alexandra (Princess Ileana of Romania),
Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration (on the same book)

“I met my friend Archimandrite Chrysostomos when I arrived at Harvard. Since then, we have exchanged ideas about our shared wonder of the desert Fathers. In the brilliance and beauty of his scholarship and the book he is preparing on the virtue of obedience from a psychological view he gives them a clarity which will touch and transform the hearts of many.”

Henri Nouwen, S.J.,
Harvard Divinity School (on the book Obedience)

“As I have written elsewhere, Bishop Chrysostomos is one of the most significant Orthodox scholars to appear in America in recent years. This view was shared by the famous Russian Orthodox theologian Father Georges Florovsky, who characterized the Bishop's writings as ‘important contributions to the body of Orthodox literature.’ The book Repentance, a third volume in the series Orthodox Patristic Psychology, confirms these positive evaluations. The essays on repentance contained in this book, written by the author and one other Orthodox thinker, are accompanied by Greek Patristic texts on the subject. A masterful translator, Bishop Chrysostomos excellently renders these texts in clear and understandable English.”

Constantine, Cavarnos,
President, Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
(on the book Repentance)

“Bishop Chrysostomos, working with Father James Thornton, has produced an outstanding study on the subject of love, the fourth and last volume of Themes in Orthodox Patristic Psychology. His Grace is a Princeton-educated scholar who brings to this and the previous volumes in his series extensive learning and a remarkable amount of reading in science, psychology, Byzantine history, and Orthodox Patristic studies. The extent of his Renaissance education and his professorial skills are evident in every page of this latest volume. ...Bishop Chrysostomos's skillfully translated apophthegms from the monks of the Egyptian desert complement the wisdom that he and Father Thornton show in their discussion of the theological and spiritual significance of love in the Orthodox tradition.”

John E. Rexine,
Charles A. Dana Professor of Classics and
Dean of the Division of Humanities,
Colgate University (on the book Love)

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