Α great ecclesiastical figure, with a saintly way of life and a holy death
The basic differences between the two cultures: the Orthodox-Roman tradition and the Western way of life. The great historical journey the Greek nation has made down through the ages.
The combination of spiritual vigilance and life in society offers a solution to many personal, family and social problems and provides a way out from the dead end of consumerism, greed, and love of money. It helps us to penetrate beneath the surface of events and to understand the meaning and aim of theology in our lives.
Old and new Rome express two different traditions with regard to theology and culture. Theology is mixed with religious conjecture and syncretism, which have no connection with Orthodox life.
St Sophrony, the new saint in the star-filled firmament of the Orthodox Church, is a rare gift of God to our time, an inexhaustible figure whom it is difficult to describe in his entirety.