The Lonely Path of Integrity
Stone Studio

Hellenikoi Antilaloi (CFMB Radio Montreal) - March 10, 2001

Presentation of The Lonely Path of Integrity

By Philippos Sophronas

As listeners may have often heard on this radio program, we are very happy to welcome and promote efforts made by fellow-members of our Hellenic community in the field of art and letters. We believe that such endeavors constitute an intellectual offering to the rest of us. We also think that the encouragement and projection of such efforts are an honor to our community and build up an active and positive potential, a culturally rich and useful one.

In this context, we shall dedicate a few minutes to a notable initiative undertaken by a fellow-member of our community, journalist Ms Justine Frangouli-Argyris.

As listeners already know, Justine's first book, entitled The Lonely Path of Integrity, has just come out. Much has already been heard about it and it has been the subject of much debate.

This is a detailed biography of Archbishop Spyridon, which describes in Justine's unique way - simply, colorfully, and with circumstantial detail - his "works and days", with particular emphasis on the three years of his ministry in the Church of America, from 1996 to 1999.

Justine Frangouli-Argyris sketches Spyridon's personality in a highly penetrating and skillful way using material from his childhood and adolescence, following his progress closely, almost treading in his footsteps, depicting a striking picture of a church leader whose actions spring from deeply rooted principles and a profound dedication to Hellenism and Orthodoxy.

Justine Frangouli-Argyris describes the schemes brought into play in order to oust Spyridon. She sheds light on the power games --played at many levels: priestly, political, diplomatic, personal, financial, even at that of vindictiveness-- which set the stage for his dethronement.

[Translated from Greek]