*1947: Circumstances (possibly to publish St Silouan's works, possibly to complete his theological education , possibly due to deteriorating health, possibly due to difficulties of being non-Greek after WW2) forced Elder Sophrony to move to Paris . Balfour helpes him gain a passport. :The faculty of St Sergius allow Elder Sophrony to sit the examinations of the whole course , providing for his needs; however, upon arrival, this is blocked by faculty insistence on Elder Sophrony denying by silence the grace of the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] , which he refused to do. :Elder Sophrony settles in Russian House, an old-age home, in St Genevieve-des-Bois, assisting the priest and acting as father confessor. He has a major operation on a stomach ulcer. *1948: Elder Sophrony produces first mimiographed edition of ''Staretz Silouan'' on hand-roneo. In it, Elder Sophrony outlines St Silouan's principles of theology, and explains many fundamental concepts (prayer for the whole world, God-forsakenness and the idea of all humanity being connected). *1950 : Elder Sophrony works with [[Vladimir Lossky]] on the ''Messager de l’Exarchat du Patriarche Russe en Europe Occidentale'' until 1957. Lossky influences Elder Sophrony's thought on many contemporary issues and compliments Elder Sophrony's work on Trinitarian thought and its application to the Church and humanity; however, Lossky would not talk about a deified human nature, nor about the idea of God-forsakenness in a positive view, as Elder Sophrony did. *1952 : Elder Sophrony produces a professional second edition of ''Staretz Silouan'' . This book brought much fame to both St Silouan and Elder Sophrony , and included a theological introduction to St Silouan's works, based on Lossky finding no theological value in the Saint's works.
*1958: Elder Sophrony had many people living near him and seeking the monastic life. A property at Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, England was inspected.