Born from on High

(John 3:3)


The present book contains chapters St Sophrony wrote on the theological and ascetic basis for Christian life. He writes about the Christian life of married couples and of those called to monasticism.
Themes which are central to his thought, such as personhood, and repentance, are looked at again here, but as ever with fresh and in­ spiring insight.

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Title of the original:
Рождение в Царство Непоколебимое



Translator’s Preface
Introductory Reflections
Chapter 1: Theological and Ascetic Path
Chapter 2: Theology as Prayer and as the State of our Spirit
Chapter 3: Image and Likeness
i On mankind
    ii Man as person 
    iii The Christian vision of man’s greatness
    iv A foretaste of the Kingdom
    v Mankind in our time 
Chapter 4: On Monasticism
Chapter 5: Marriage and Monasticism
Chapter 6: Two Kinds of Humility
Chapter 7: Obedience and Prayer
Chapter 8: Prayer and Redemption
Chapter 9: Repentance
Chapter 10: Notes on Ascetic Practice
    i Likeness to Christ 
    ii Forgiveness of sins 
    iii Monastic ‘health’ 
    iv Grace 
    v Salvation for all
Chapter 11: My Testament
Chapter 12: Contemplation
Index of Scriptural References

Weight 0.286 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.9 × 1.4 cm

Saint Sophrony Sakharov



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Hardback Clothbound with Dust Jacket




Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist


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Saint Sophrony, started his monastic life on Mount Athos. His acquaintance with Saint Silouan became the landmark of his life. He lived as a cenobitic monk at St Panteleimon’s monastery and later as a hermit in the caves of Karoulia. After twenty two years on the Holy Mountain, he travelled to Paris for medical treatment, where he served as a parish priest. In 1959, he founded our monastery in Essex, England, where he served as the abbot and spiritual father. Towards the end of his life he withdrew to live once more as a recluse. Read more…

Born from on High

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