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Calendar with extracts from the writings and Artwork of Saint Sophrony the Athonite and from the writings of Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou.

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At the Doors of Holy Lent

We stand with awe at the doors of the fearsome Great Lent. It is fearsome, not because it imposes on us superhuman exercises, but because of the awesome things the grace of this period performs in the heart of the faithful. In the bosom of the Church, the atmosphere is stirred up spiritually, and the grace that permeates it is so tangible and abundant that it would be terrifying to lose it.

The Face of Light

St Sophrony’s Icons of Christ

God becomes tangible through the icon.
In this book, the reader is invited to share in the life-long journey of St Sophrony in his striving to depict the Face of our Lord and Creator, Jesus Christ.

Monasticism, the All-embracing Gift of the Holy Spirit

An Approach to the Monastic Legacy of Saint Sophrony

Monasticism has the specific character of the supra-cosmic ‘otherness’ of the ethos of Christ. This ‘other-worldliness’ of monastic life is the manifestation of the inverted perspective of the Gospel. Its divine otherness proves the Gospel to be of divine origin which is precisely what convinces the heart of its authenticity.

Μοναχισμός, τὸ περιεκτικὸ χάρισμα τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος

Προσέγγιση στὴν παρακαταθήκη τοῦ Ἁγίου Σωφρονίου

μοναχισμὸς ἔχει τὸν ἰδιαίτερο χαρακτήρα τῆς ὑπερκόσμιας ἑτερότητας τοῦ ἤθους τοῦ Χριστοῦ. Ὁ «ἐξωκοσμικὸς» χαρακτήρας τῆς μοναχικῆς βιοτῆς ἀποτελεῖ ἔκφραση τῆς ἀνεστραμμένης προοπτικῆς τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου καὶ ἐπιβεβαιώνει τὴ θεϊκὴ προέλευσή του.

Hearken, my Beloved Brethren

(James 2:55)

Part of the legacy of Achimandrite Sophrony Sakharov’s to his community is a series of talks he gave during the last decade of his life. These talks were destined primarily for those new to monastic life. The present book is a larger collection of extracts from talks given in either Russian or French. The choice of texts to translate was made with the criterion that they are applicable outside the monastery itself, and furthermore that they are applicable for lay people living ‘in the world’.

Catalogue Raisonné vol.2

Icons: commissions & collaborations A. Sophrony (Sergei Sakharov)

Most of A. Sophrony’s works were published in the first volume of the Catalogue Raisonné. However, the icons he painted for commissions as well as icons painted in collaboration with assistants were only partly included. The present volume fills this gap.4 Some icons which were included in the first volume have been repeated here and some drawings from the first volume have been printed next to the finished works for study purposes. A few new drawings relating to one work in particular were found and added.

Translations

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Pecetea prezenței lui Hristos în inima omului

Dumnezeu l-a zidit pe om în așa fel încât acesta să-și afle împlinirea și desăvârșirea în legătura sa unică și personală cu Ziditorul său. Astfel, statornicirea unei relații puternice cu Hristos și a unui neîncetat dialog cu El devin scopul și menirea cea mai înaltă a vieții noastre.

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