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Sophrony, Archimandrite, 1896-1993

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1960-1961

Volume: 3 item(s); 11 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Merton and Archimandrite Sophrony discuss Christian unity, monasticism and Sophrony's community, asceticism, the Jesus Prayer, and Sophrony's book about Staretz Silouane.


Archimandrite Sophrony was an Orthodox Christian priest from the Monastery of St. John the Baptist at Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, England.

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Sophrony in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 559-560.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1960/10/28 TLSto MertonEn commençant cette lettre, je me vois obligé avant tout de vous demande de me pardonner mon long   
 1961/01/26 TL[c]from MertonLa correspondance entre moines ne peut guère être régulière et ponctuelle comme celle des hommesYes  
 undated/no/no other ARCHIMANDRITE SOPHRONY  [short biographical sketch and translation of 1961/01/26 letter from French to English]

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