September 12, 2012

Elder Sophrony: The Salvation of the Heterodox

By Elder Sophrony of Essex

The heterodox live in ignorance. God will judge them accordingly. But for us Orthodox salvation is theosis, that is, our union with Christ through His holy commandments and Mysteries.

From I Knew A Man In Christ: The Life and Times of Elder Sophrony, the Hesychast and Theologian (Οίδα άνθρωπον εν Χριστώ: Βίος και πολιτεία του Γέροντος Σωφρονίου του ησυχαστού και θεολόγου) by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.