About the Author
Metropolitan Serafim Joanta, Ph.D, studied Theology at Sibiu and at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris. After the fall of communism, he became a monk and was later ordained a bishop. He actively participated in the rejuvenation of Orthodoxy in his homeland and represented the Romanian Orthodox Church at different international conventions. Since 1994, he has been serving as Metropolitan for Romanian Orthodox faithful living in Germany, Central Europe, and Northern Europe. He published numerous research studies and articles about Orthodox Christianity.