From the May, 2001 issue of Touchstone
Romanian Shepherd by Patrick Henry Reardon

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 a . . .

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