Father Spyridon is a Greek Orthodox priest serving in Herefordshire, England. He has previously published a number of books of poetry and novels under his name in the world, Darren Bailey.
As an ordained priest in the Greek Orthodox Church Father Spyridon has focussed on spiritual themes: Journey To Mount Athos, his first of these books, details his trip to the Holy Mountain where he encountered monks and hermits and was allowed access to a way of life few of us have encountered
The Ancient Path is a series of reflections on various aspects of life using the Church Fathers as the starting point in which Father Spyridon identifies how far modern man has strayed from an authentic Christian view of the universe.
Trampling Down Death By Death explores various themes relating to death and resurrection. It is deeply hopeful book that brings the reader into a vivid sense of the full reality of God's purpose for us.
Fire On The Lips is his return to the novel. A young couple have a chance encounter with an Orthodox monk which develops into a life-long friendship. The book explores the reality of sainthood in the modern world and drawing on a number of real events takes the reader into the mystery of ancient spirituality. Sub-titled "Encounters With A Saint" it demonstrates that Christian holiness is as real today as it was in the deserts of Egypt sixteen hundred years ago.