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Merton's Correspondence with:

Sophrony Sakharov; Sakharov, Sophrony; Sofronije Sakharov; Sophronius Sakharov

Sophrony, Archimandrite, 1896-1993  printer


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

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1960/10/28 TLS to Merton En commençant cette lettre, je me vois obligé avant tout de vous demande de me pardonner mon long «detailed view»
2. 1961/01/26 TL[c] from Merton La correspondance entre moines ne peut guère être régulière et ponctuelle comme celle des hommes «detailed view»
3. undated/no/no other   ARCHIMANDRITE SOPHRONY [short biographical sketch and translation of 1961/01/26 letter from French to English] «detailed view»

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