Mission in the Middle East
Lebanon and Syria
Mission in the Middle East is a revealing and compelling diary in which Metropolitan Hierotheos recorded his personal experiences and impressions when he was sent to the Middle East (Lebanon and Syria) to teach at the Balamand Theological College ‘St John of Damascus’ in the Patriarchate of Antioch during the Lebanese civil war.
In Mission in the Middle East the reader learns about the life of Orthodox Christians in this region and shares His Eminence’s vivid and moving personal impressions, as he recorded them at the time. This information has historical, cultural and sociological significance, and leads to the conclusion that ‘Orthodox theology in combination with the cultural tradition of each place will play a major role for the people of our time all over the world.’