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St Silouan & St Sophrony when on Mount Athos
Saint Silouan (sitting) and Saint Sophrony at the Monastery of St Panteleimon, Mt. Athos.

The Community of Saint John the Baptist is a monastic community which was founded in 1959 by Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov. The Monastery is situated in Tolleshunt Knights near Tiptree, in the United Kingdom. It belongs to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, and is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople.

On 27 November 2020, Archimandrite Sophrony was added to the list of Saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. His Feast Day is on the day of his repose, the 11 of July.

The Monastery has not written a history, but the books written by Saint Sophrony and members of his Community provide an insight into the spiritual bases of its life. These books are on sale at the Monastery’s bookshop in Tolleshunt Knights, as well as online.

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