Fathers and Despots

Part V: Freedom & Obedience in the Vision of Saint Sophrony CONTEMPORARY conversation is fixated with the idea of equality. The solution often presented is the dissolution of inherent distinctions. Saint Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, offers another solution: "Subject yourselves to one another in the fear of Christ."1 Archimandrite Zacharias likewise remarks, …

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 …