WELCOME TO SOPHIA INSTITUTE

Named in honor of Divine Wisdom, the Sophia Institute is an independent Orthodox educational charity housed at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City that serves as a gathering force for contemporary Orthodox scholars, theologians, spiritual teachers, and ethicists.

The Sophia Institute aims to encourage the study of the Eastern Christian Tradition - its history, thought, liturgical and spiritual cultures - as well as issues of its ecumenical and social - ethical engagement with the contemporary world.




Some of Our Work

  • The Hospitality of Abraham

    The Hospitality of Abraham

    Icon Reference: Old Testament Trinity. Gessoed board. Russian 14th century style (after Rublev). 12.5 x 9.5. 2015

  • Our Lady Jerusalem

    Our Lady Jerusalem

    Icon Reference: Our Lady of Jerusalem 2015.

  • James the Just

    James the Just

    Icon Reference: Saint James the Just 2014. Gessoed poplar board. 24 ct. Gold detail.

  • Maximus the Confessor

    Maximus the Confessor

    Icon Reference: Maximos the Confessor 2014. Gessoed Birch Panel. 23k. Gold Leaf. Neo-Byzantine style.