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October 25th, 2018

Florensky’s On Friendship

On FriendshipFr. Pavel (Paul) Florensky’s The Pillar and Ground of the Truth: An Essay in Orthodox Theodicy in Twelve Letters is going for $60 and up. Way up!

Attached is a PDF of the chapter from it we’re reading for the Oct 28 adult catechesis class: On Friendship. Debra Baldwin (a humanities professor at the University of Dallas) and Fr. Deacon John will be facilitating a discussion of the book in the church. ALL ARE WELCOME!

There’s only one rule in St. Sophia’s Study Sessions: don’t apologize if you don’t finish the reading! Do attend the meetings, even if you haven’t finished, and soak up the conversation. You may be inspired to go home and pick up that book! That said, it’s hard to have a discussion if no one has read, so do your best!

Generally speaking, the 1 hour schedule follows this format:
• 5 minutes: Facilitator (Debra Baldwin) gives a candid, encouraging reflection that helps focus the group and launch the discussion.
• 45 minutes: Group discussion. First with an initial go-around where each person offers a brief thought or reflection from the book (you are free to pass) followed by open discussion.
• 10 minutes: Leader introduces the upcoming book (The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence facilitated by Sarah Morrissette on Dec 30, 2018.)

Download or read the PDF on your device: Letter-Eleven-Friendship-The-Pillar-and-the-Ground-of-the-Truth-Pavel-Florensky

Or read it online here:

Read or share the parish email announcement: St. Sophia Study Session “On Friendship” with Debra Baldwin, Ph.D