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Sophrony (Sakharov)

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===Mt Athos===
*1926: Fr Sophrony Sergei arrived at Mt Athosin 1926, entering where he entered the [[St. Panteleimon's Monastery (Athos)|Russian Orthodox Monastery of St. Panteleimon]], desiring to learn with the intent of learning how to pray and to have to the right attitude to towards God.* He was tonsured with the name of Sophrony. In 1930: , Fr Sophrony was ordained to the [[diaconate]] by St [[Nikolai Velimirovic|Nicolai (Velimirovic) of Zicha]]. Becomes , and he becomes a disciple of St [[Silouan the Athonite]], who would prove to be Fr Sophrony's greatest and life-long influence. While St Silouan had no formal system of theology, being largely uneducated, but his living of life exuded theology , and this is what taught Fr Sophrony volumes, which and what Fr Sophrony would later systematise.*Between 1932-46: and 1946, Fr Sophrony exchanges would exchange letters with Fr David Balfour, a Catholic who converted to Orthodoxy. These These letters reveal Fr Sophrony's knowledge of many Fathers of the Church, and forces force Fr Sophrony to articulate his theological thought, and to demonstrate the differences between Western and Eastern thought. Many of Fr Sophrony's later thoughts would arise out of the same topics addressed in this correspondence.*In 1938: , St Silouan reposes ([[September 24|reposes]]). Following St Silouanthe saint's instructions, Elder Fr Sophrony left the monastery grounds to reside in the Athonite desert; first at Karoulia, then at a cave near St Paul's Monastery.:The Second During his residence in this desert, World War was II began and continued (1939-1945), which proved to be a time of such intense prayer that Fr Sophrony's health was affected, teaching . This taught him the interdependence of all mankindhumanity.* In 1941: Fr , Elder Sophrony was ordained to the [[priest]]hood, and priesthood. He becomes a [[Geronta|spiritual father]] to many Athonite monks.
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