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The Orthodox Word #338 Print Edition
The Orthodox Word #338 Print Edition

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Vol. 57, No. 3 (338) May–June, 2021

Elder Sofian Boghiu: The Urban Hesychast

This issue of The Orthodox Word is entirely dedicated to a recent Romanian elder, Archimandrite Sofian Boghiu, who reposed in 2002. While not as well known as his contemporaries, Elders Arsenie Papacioc, Cleopa Ilie, and Paisie Olaru, he was greatly beloved among Romanian believers, whom he faithfully served at Antim Monastery in the heart of Bucharest, Romania’s capital. Elder Sofian was a participant in the famous “Burning Bush” movement that began at Antim during World War II, and which was concerned with teachings on the Jesus Prayer and the Divine Liturgy. This issue contains a brief biography of the elder and this is followed by a conference on humility, given by him to a Romanian student organization in 1999. The St. Herman Brotherhood is currently working on an entire book containing his conferences, sermons, and other works.

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