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Dn. Michael Hyatt teaches through the book Great Lent by Fr. Alexander Schmemann. GREAT LENT. CCHMEMANN. ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN. GREAT. LENT. JOURNEY TO PASCHA on as. This refreshing exploration of our spiritual ” journey. Great Lent. This revised edition of Father Alexander Schmemann’s Lenten classic examines the meaning of Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Prayer of St.

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Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann. We simply forget all this — so busy are we, schmemanm immersed in our daily preoccupations — and because we forget, we fail.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

Were it in my power, I would be tempted to compel all Christians I know to give this short book a serious read before the commencement of the Lenten leng.

Alexander Schmemann’s extended essay on the season of Lent is truly a classic. It is the joy of Easter, it is the entrance into the glory of the Kingdom. Definitely a worthwhile read during this Lenten season, and probably re-reads in future Lenten seasons.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

Apr 26, Ekaterina rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts.

That is indeed the purpose of the book, but if you are schmsmann Eastern Orthodox, much of the specifics will leave you in want. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Apr 03, Adam DeVille, Ph. Starting with the theological significance of the Sundays before Lent, highlighting the major features of the season itself, and wrapping up with what it means to “take Lent seriously” in an age filled with noise, Fr.


When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. At first the natural and selfish man in us revolts against these limitations. Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship.

An appropriate read, considering today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Then, it is good and profitable to set certain hours of the day for a short prayer: Ephrem the Syrian to our private morning and evening prayers. The first universal precept is that of fasting.

I am looking forward to reading this as I prepare and participate in my 2nd Great lent and 1st Great Lent as a baptized Orthodox Christian. Email required Address never made public. Oct 15, James Beltz rated it it was amazing. Hi Leah, I found this piece of art on some random website that did not give the proper attribution to the artist.

An Introduction to Great Lent- By: Fr. Alexander Schmemann | Milk & Honey

Mar 02, Samantha AK rated it really liked it Shelves: Alexander Schmemann is a fine theologian – what a privilege I had to read this during Great Lent! And since we cannot keep the Lent liturgically, the question arises: I am definitely coming back to this part of the book if not all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About Great Lent: You aren’t to deny your soul, which is going to live forever, what you grant to your body, which is going to die.


John of Kronstadt The candles lit before the icons of the Theotokos are a symbol of the fact that She is the Mother of the Unapproachable Light, and also of Her most pure and burning love for God and Her love lejt mankind.

The attached part on Eucharist is also good.

Schmemann saw something in his journeys and has come back to tell us about it. The road to Easter travels through the beautiful darkness of Lent, and in many passages, Fr. No trivia or quizzes yet. A journey, a pilgrimage! Feb 22, Astrid rated it it was amazing.

Great Lent

Jan 29, Christian Fauerso added it Shelves: Not because they are bad, but because we have something more important to do, and it is impossible to do without a change of life, without some degree of concentration and discipline. The first chapters were excellent examinations of Lent and how to approach it, although dealing with the unique Eastern Orthodox Liturgy. As I have learned during my catechesis class. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His living Orthodoxy revives the important connection between the spiritual truths of the Church and the visceral and meaningful elements of basic human life.