Archimandrite Zacharias: “My Acquintance with Elder Sophrony”

Archimandrite Zacharias: “My Acquintance with Elder Sophrony”

Watch now  Archimandrite Zacharias, from Holy Monastery of Honourable Forerunner, Essex, England, speaks about his spiritual father Elder Sophrony. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is...

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Klaus Kenneth talks about Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony

Klaus Kenneth talks about Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony

Klaus Kenneth, author and musician, in his interview in Pemptousia talks about his acquaintance with the Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the...

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A Christmas greeting card sent by Elder Sophrony of Essex

A Christmas greeting card sent by Elder Sophrony of Essex

Paraskevi, who out of sheer humility does not wish to reveal her full name, was among the first spiritual children of Elder Sophrony, during the time of her studies in England. She sent us a copy of two handwritten scripts by the blessed Elder.   The Christmas wish card (handwritten):...

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A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

A Conversation with Elder Sophrony — Part 3

Read part 2 here E.S.: Silouan would say, of course he was without passion, “If a thought upsets us, we are free to discard this thought and to focus our attention on something else.” He was able to do this; other people, however, are like slaves to passionate thoughts. A.E.:...

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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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