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Recently, I came across an article on John Sanidopoulos' blog regarding the passion-bearer Archimandrite Nicolae Steinhardt. One of his most famous works, the Diary of Happiness, seems like a work I really need in my life from what I've read about him. I have checked my two universities' libraries, as well as the D.C. and Chicago public library catalogues and Eighth Day Books, but I've found nothing. I can't even find evidence that an English translation even exists. Does anyone know where I could find and perhaps purchase a copy of this work?

Strangely enough, I find a translation in Greek, but I'd rather buy an English copy because A.) Shipping from Greece from bookstores like Ianos is really expensive and B.) I'm just more intelligent and read faster in English than Greek, lamentably so. Thanks.
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I don't think it has been translated into English. I only found French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Greek versions.
Asemănându-te obiceiurilor râvnitorului Ilie şi urmând Botezătorului pe drepte cărări, Părinte Antonie, te-ai făcut locuitor pustiului şi ai întărit lumea cu rugăciunile tale. Pentru aceasta, roagă-te lui Hristos Dumnezeu, să mântuiască sufletele noastre.

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Recently, I came across an article on John Sanidopoulos' blog regarding the passion-bearer Archimandrite Nicolae Steinhardt. One of his most famous works, the Diary of Happiness, seems like a work I really need in my life from what I've read about him. I have checked my two universities' libraries, as well as the D.C. and Chicago public library catalogues and Eighth Day Books, but I've found nothing. I can't even find evidence that an English translation even exists. Does anyone know where I could find and perhaps purchase a copy of this work?

Strangely enough, I find a translation in Greek, but I'd rather buy an English copy because A.) Shipping from Greece from bookstores like Ianos is really expensive and B.) I'm just more intelligent and read faster in English than Greek, lamentably so. Thanks.


I read this book in portuguese, it was translated directly from romanian by a teacher that married a romanian woman and lived in Brazil and was a student of a famous internet conservative philosophy teacher named Olavo de Carvalho. I am not aware if it was translated to english or not.

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The portuguese version.

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I read this book in portuguese, it was translated directly from romanian by a teacher that married a romanian woman and lived in Brazil and was a student of a famous internet conservative philosophy teacher named Olavo de Carvalho. I am not aware if it was translated to english or not.
Wow, I'm impressed! No idea this book existed in Portuguese. KostaC seems to know some Portuguese too, so it might be helpful for him. Who is this teacher?

One of Olavo's student was an active member of the forum, Fábio Leite. You know him from Facebook.
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there is more to Nicolae Steihardt’s biography than the soul edifying stories let you on. Basically he was sort of Romania’s Seraphim Rose in his pre orthodox days, of course with way more culure . And he preserved  a certain worldliness about him throughout His life , a thing missing in SR.
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I read this book in portuguese, it was translated directly from romanian by a teacher that married a romanian woman and lived in Brazil and was a student of a famous internet conservative philosophy teacher named Olavo de Carvalho. I am not aware if it was translated to english or not.
Wow, I'm impressed! No idea this book existed in Portuguese. KostaC seems to know some Portuguese too, so it might be helpful for him. Who is this teacher?

One of Olavo's student was an active member of the forum, Fábio Leite. You know him from Facebook.

I'll read the preface again, there is the full story of the translation there. I found the book on estatevirtual.com, it is not allways that you can find one there, it is not a super common book, but I also saw it on Livraria Cultura in Avenida Paulista (in case you visit São Paulo). The translator's name is Elpídio Mário Dantas Fonseca.