Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

We went from being a communal society to becoming an individualistic society. The art of listening and the art of conversation are soon becoming obsolete with the invention of newer technologies which divide rather than unite. Gradually we are becoming isolated from one another. Who are we, what have become,...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony  — Part 2

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 2

Read part 1 here A.E.: Your book, St. Silouan the Athonite, was the reason that many people came to the Holy Mountain to become monks. And throughout Europe, the book led many heterodox to Orthodoxy. E.S.: It can also help people in Russia, because they have completely lost the ascetic culture....

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 1

The abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, spoke with Elder Sophrony of blessed memory at the Holy Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England on 20 September 1992. From this meeting, one is struck by Elder Sophrony’s spirituality and ascetic vision, and can...

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