Freedom & Obedience in the Sacrament of Confession

Part IV: Freedom & Obedience in the Vision of Saint Sophrony OUR CONVERSATION up to this point has largely remained objective and abstract. We have explored Saint Sophrony’s insistence upon freedom as the foundation for authentic personhood and the various threats that an anthropology based upon algorithms presents. A discussion of the tension between personal …

Upcoming Publication: The Correspondence of Saint Sophrony & Archpriest Georges Florovsky.

The Cross of Loneliness presents the first English translation from Russian of the correspondence between Saint Sophrony and Archpriest Georges Florovsky from 1954 to 1963. Rev. Dr. Alexis Torrance, Associate Professor of Byzantine Theology at the University of Notre Dame, illuminates in his introduction the “cross of loneliness” to which St. Sophrony and Fr. Georges refer …

Freedom and Obedience

Part III: Freedom and Obedience in the Teachings of St. Sophrony AMONG the various schools of political thought that formed in the 19th and 20th century, each one may be seen to either gravitate toward collectivism or individualism. The former has appeared under an assortment of names: sobornost, communism, and socialism. Individualism is often misnomered …