Flowers from the Desert
Sayings on Humility, Obedience, Repentance, and Love from the Christian Hermits of Ancient Times
Translated from the Greek, compiled, and arranged by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna
A handsomely-printed devotional volume. Perfect as a gift for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. The author—well-known for crisp, witty, and accurate translations—has selected his favorite aphorisms and inspiring stories from the more than ten volumes of translations that he has made to date from the Desert Fathers. A Romanian version of this volume was published in the spring of 2003 by Editura Vremea in Bucharest, where it met with immediate success.
About the Translator
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.