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Fools for Christ
Saintly Paradigms of Ascetic Piety

by Antonios Markou
Translated by Patrick G. Barker [Hieromonk Patapios] and Bishop [Archbishop] Chrysostomos

38 pp.

A beautiful and learned study of Holy Fools for Christ’s sake by a pious Orthodox scholar who evaluates their significance in both spiritual and social terms. Professor Markou includes a useful listing of Holy Fools from all Orthodox cultures as they appear in the Church Calendar.

About the Author
Antonios 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 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.