Last month, I drove a few hours south to Lynchburg, Virginia to attend a talk titled “Truth Before Peace: The Message of Fr. George Calciu to Today’s Youth.” It was given by Father Theodore Stanway, a monk of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York, the same ROCOR monastery that I was baptized in.
Father Theodore’s talk shares how to maintain the Orthodox faith in an increasingly materialistic and secular society by highlighting the teachings of Romanian priest Fr. George Calciu, a powerful confessor of Orthodoxy during Romanian communism.
Here is the video recording of the talk:
These two books help supplement Father Theodore’s speech:
- Father George Calciu: Interviews, Talks, and Homilies – thoughts on imprisonment, prayer, and defeating temptations
- The Saint of the Prisons – details of the horrible torture during Romanian communism alongside incredible states of grace
We are treading down a road already traveled by saints who had faith stronger than ours, so it would be wise for us to listen to what they have to say.