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AVAILABLE NOW! Life and Witness of St. Iakovos of Evia by Dr. Nicholas Baldimtsis

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

With thanks unto God, we are pleased to announce the release of The Life and Witness of St. Iakovos of Evia by Dr. Nicholas Baldimtsis, a spiritual child of the Elder. Available now from Uncut Mountain Press, with limited-time bonus content this week only.


To many a modern man, holiness seems an exceptional, if not exotic, possession of a bye-gone age. Even when modern day saints emerge, modern man struggles to connect their lives with his own, to bring the lessons learned from them alive in his own life. This struggle is made "easy" and the "yoke" of true life in Christ is made light upon encountering the Life and Witness of Saint Iakovos of Evia. From holy roots in Asia Minor, where a rich spiritual treasure was inherited from holy ancestors, to his ascetic struggle on the island of Evia, where rich spiritual fruit was borne forth, Saint Iakovos' life is pure inspiration for the spiritual athlete. Herein one will hear his life told in the first person, from his own perspective and in his own way: how his family established a new home as refugees, how God called him from childhood on the path to monasticism and His Grace poured through him for the edification of all around him; how he lived as a hieromonk and spiritual father to many. The narrator of this true life is the saint's close spiritual child and physician, an "eye-witness" of the mystery and the miracle that is the theanthropic life incarnate in man. He helps make this book a bridge to the other side of life, the one hidden in Christ, allowing us insight into the saint's own experience of clinging to reverent piety, cultivating Orthodox faith in Christ, and pursuing holiness even amidst the malaise of modernity.


For a limited time, those purchasing the book this week will receive EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT, including:

  • Early access to an exclusive interview between Hieromonk Felipe Balingit and Fr. Peter Heers as they discuss the true purpose of human life: Theosis.

  • An address prepared by His Grace Bishop Alexis of Alaska for the Academic Conference in September of 2004 entitled Ecumenism: Origins, Expectations, and Disenchantment.

  • An exclusive article on the topic of going deeper in the spiritual life by Fr. Peter Heers, with a recording of the lecture given in Felton, California.

  • Early access to the Uncut Mountain Press docu-film about the 2022 conference On the Ethos of the Orthodox Church.

  • Access to an exclusive Q&A session with Fr. Peter Heers on the Life and Witness of St. Iakovos of Evia.

Find this book and other edifying titles HERE. $14 Softcover - $8 Digital - 112 Pages - 1st Edition

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