This book explores the way in which the Gospel meets civilization through the action and missionary work of the Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and all Albania Anastasios and becomes a universal message for humanity. His Beatitude, as a dynamic personality, with a true Orthodox witness and an authentic missionary ethos, manages to embody the faith and the theology of the long-standing Orthodox tradition in living experience and experience, both with his theological speech and with his crucifixion action.
The vision for a society of love and the ministry to achieve it is not for Archbishop Anastasios a simply "moral" issue or a matter of "duty", but something much deeper, an existential imperative, which is expressed as a daily continuous offering to all people, near and far, regardless of their religious faith, moral character, spiritual or cultural status.
Archbishop Anastasios marks an exuberant presence in the ecclesiastical events of our time and on the five continents for more than half a century. The Ecumenical Patriarch, Mr. Bartholomew, during his visit to Albania in 1999, noting that "it is God's gift to Orthodoxy".