I write and speak on all sorts of topics: ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, the Jesus Prayer, marriage and family, the pro-life cause, cultural issues, and more. You can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.
Fr. George Calciu was my spiritual father for seven years, while he was pastor of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He was arrested for his preaching in Romania during the Communist persecution, endured the dread Pitesti “brainwashing” prison, and survived to be a “living martyr”. One of his cellmates was the late Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who wrote “Tortured for Christ” and founded the Voice of the Marytrs organization. Fr. George died on November 21, 2006, near his 81st birthday.