Join us this Sunday, November 16th, between 1 and 4 pm when author Gerasimos Kambites will be at the Merrickville Book Emporium signing copies of his recent book, Tears On The Equator, a powerful autobiographical tale of spiritual struggle on an equatorial African island.
Born in Montréal in 1947, the third generation Greek-Canadian has written articles for National Geographic, produced an audio documentary on the Orthodox monastery at Mount Athos, and served as the videographer for the Transworld Snowmobile Expedition.
After studying divinity and medicine, Gerasimos traveled to Uganda in the 1970s where he founded the Annunciation Orthodox Church on Bukasa Island in Lake Victoria. Tears On The Equator is the story of his experiences raising a church and a family in Uganda against the backdrop of political oppression, warfare, and the AIDS epidemic.
Since retired from the priesthood, Gerasimos works as an Orthodox psychotherapist and raises sheep and horses with his wife on their farm in Eastern Ontario's Rideau Valley.