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Die Onsienlike Son
Afrikaans poems on the saints of the Orthodox Church, with brief hagiographies, by Archimandrite Kobus van der Riet, a priest of the Orthodox Church. Illustrated with ikons from the hand of Julia Bridget Hayes.
Paperback, 104 pages
Published 2012 by Protea Boekhuis
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Uitsonderlike gedigte oor Grieks-Ortodokse heiliges. Die tema van wreedheid teenoor gelowiges is ontstellend. Omdat baie Afrikaanse lesers nie hierdie figure sal ken nie, is die biografiese aantekeninge agterin van groot nut. Die openingsgedig en die een oor die profeet Jeremia is asembenemend.
Father Jacobus van der Riet was born in Stellenbosch inFr. Kobus 1959, where, after brief sojourns in Wellington and Harrismith, he attended school and university and obtained degrees in Classics and Theology in the 1980s. He also obtained a Ph.D. from Wits in Classics in 1999 on the subject of Roman and Greek poetry, and a Masters in Theology from St Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania in ...more