TO PLANT A CROSS: The Story of Saint Kosmas Aitolos who fought a war with words

 

This book describes the life of St. Kosmas Aitolos, a monk who after 18 years of preparation, left the Holy Mountain of Athos with a blessing to spread the message of hope in Epirus and Greece. Preaching from 1760 to 1779, he founded Orthodox schools everywhere he went and taught the Jesus Prayer as a way to light the Faith back into the hearts of a people who were suffering under the long Turkish occupation.

This books is an excellent source describing the historical background of the period.