Romanian Shepherd

Shepherd of Souls: The Life and Teachings of Elder Cleopa, Master of Inner Prayer and Spiritual Father of Romania (1912–1998)
by Archimandrite Ioannichie Balan
Platina, California: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 2000
(230 pages; $12.00, paper)

The Truth of Our Faith: Discourses from Holy Scripture on the Tenets of Christian Orthodoxy
by Elder Cleopa of Romania; translated by Peter Alban Heers
Thessalonica, Greece, and London, Ontario: Uncut Mountain Press, 2000
(256 pages; $19.95, paper)

reviewed by Patrick Henry Reardon

When Father Cleopa Ilie died about 2:20 a.m. on December 2, 1998, most of the citizens of Romania regarded his passing as a national catastrophe. Father Cleopa’s . . .

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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Christ in the Psalms, Christ in His Saints, and The Trial of Job (all from Conciliar Press). He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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