The Second Edition of The Orthodox Spring

Given the great success of The Orthodox Spring: A Diary (Sydney: AIOCS Press, 2020), the author, Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache, has just produced a second, revised and expanded edition of this volume.

ISBN 978-0-6484401-6-1 (electronic edition)

The volume is available as an ebook in three formats, PDF, ePub and Mobi. The PDF version counts 90 pages, including the covers. Cover design and layout: Ion Nedelcu

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Contents

  • Foreword (John A. McGuckin)
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Mapping the Ecclesial Minefield
  • Matters of Discernment
  • Travelling with the Lord
  • Community Rebuilding
  • The Spiral Movement
  • The Resurrectional Life
  • Random Thoughts
  • About the Author

Here is the preface to the second edition

The success of this diary’s first edition took me by surprise. I am grateful to the readers, foremost to those among them who sent me their comments, concerns, and suggestions. Above all, I am grateful to Anna Silvas, who, as a post factum proofreader, spotted a number of typos and stylistic weaknesses while going through the first edition. I incorporated all her corrections and suggestions into this revised version. I also tried, to the best of my ability, to address her points regarding some of my views.

This edition therefore presents a revised text of the book, moreover including a number of new reflections. Certain new items already feature in the two Romanian editions, Primăvara Ortodoxiei: Jurnal (Sydney: AIOCS Press, 2020; Alba Iulia: Reîntregirea, 2021). Others, however, are completely new. While in its first edition the text amounts to almost 22,000 words, the word count of this revision sits at little over 24,000 words.

I cannot conclude without expressing once again my debt to my friend Ion Nedelcu, who competently redesigned the cover and arranged the text. My gratitude for his gracious support and friendship over many years has no bounds.

The description of the first edition