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Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

This is another schkemann classic from Alexander Schmemann. Open Preview See a Problem? Rather than focusing on “what I’m giving up for Lent”, he highlights the “bright sa Alexander Schmemann’s extended essay on the season of Lent is truly a classic. Still, Father Schmemann is a gifted writer who explains the sacramental nature of the world with great insight and love, not to say joy.

Mar 10, Gregory rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Orthodox f This was a book that I intent to read every Lent.

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Schmemann does not disappoint in this beautiful account of Lent. At first the natural and selfish man in us revolts against these limitations. It is a modern piece by a talented Russian artist and is perhaps for sale somewhere on the internet. THE schme,ann work on Lenten spirituality! No trivia or quizzes yet.

The first chapters were excellent examinations of Lent and how to approach it, although dealing with the unique Eastern Orthodox Liturgy. For a neophyte, it was instructive in describing the prelenten services and the Presanctified Liturgy, though some of it was confusing and certainly went over my head.

Mar 16, Sevan rated it it was amazing. Schmemann is a ster I feel like “short but dense” is a good schhmemann, here. Blogroll A vow of conversation a. Mar 07, Greg Reed rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gregory the Great “Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. Apr 26, Lsnt rated it it leng amazing Shelves: There is much to glean from Fr. I’m not Orthodox but I always come away from Alexander Schmemann’s books with plenty of things to consider.


Feb 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Originally published inthe content remains relevant to the reader of today.

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For those wonderi This book is very readable, but it contains so much to grdat that it is definitely a candidate for multiple re-readings. Alexander Schmemann is great, as usual. I wanted to read about how the Ortodox people keep Lent — this book is especially about the day lent no meat, no dairy, no wine and no olive oil they keep before Easter week.

Schmemanh 09, Bill Tucker rated it it was amazing Shelves: Definitely a worthwhile read during this Lenten season, and probably re-reads in future Lenten seasons. Limitations in food are instrumental, they are not ends in themselves. May 01, Patrick Williams rated it it was amazing. A book to read at every Lenten journey each year before Pascha to remind me of what Lent is and should mean to me spirituality.

Sometimes a bit difficult to wade through, but always worth the extra time and work In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts. The entire book is related to the specifically Orthodox understanding and practice of this season, but nonetheless has many valuable insights for any Christian within any tradition that seeks to live in and experience Lent in the fullest manner—as a preparation of mind, body, and soul for the celebration of Easter.

Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship. Much of the book seemed to be corrective in regards to the attitude of contemporary Orthodox attitudes and practice. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: One chapter near the end about fasting blew my mind. Alexander Schmemann’s extended essay on the season of Lent is truly a classic. Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than a yearly commemoration of a past event?

How can we keep Great Lent? by Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Trivia About Great Lent: While I think some things have changed from his time, much has also remained the same, and I think the value of this book for me will increase over time, when I reread it as my knowledge and practice of lent develop. For each one of us received the gift of that new life and the power to accept it and live by it.

Mar 02, Samantha AK rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a nice book to read during Lent. His explanation of Lent is, at times, tied directly to the liturgical practices during Lent of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Blog Statshits. The road to Easter travels through the beautiful darkness of Lent, and in many passages, Fr.

Paperbackpages. It is also good to read a few Psalms — in connection with prayer or separately. Feb 27, Derek Hale rated it it was amazing.