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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Great Lent: Journey to Pascha
This is the main point of the book–how to bring every area of our lives under the Lordship of Christ. Mar 14, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than a yearly commemoration of a past event? It implies prayer, silence, an internal disposition of mind, an attempt to be charitable, kind, and — in one word — spiritual. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that it is more a liturgical telling than a theological reflection.
It admonished in that it is necessary to observe Lent, but also comforting in knowing that most fail; but encouraged us to not give up, but stand up dust ourselves off and continue.
Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann
It is the joy of Easter, it is the entrance into the glory of the Kingdom. It is a modern piece by a talented Russian artist and is perhaps for sale somewhere on the internet. Learning why the Orthodox church does things during Lent makes Lent feel so much more meaningful. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Gospel expects and requires from man an effort of which, in his present state, he is virtually incapable. By focusing on what this time in the Church’s life is supposed to be, he offers a beautiful alternative to the typical semi-meaningless fast many Christians practice.
Alexander Schmemann is a fine theologian – what a privilege I had to read this during Great Lent!
Not schmemxnn broad based as some of his other works. Quotes from Great Lent: 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 cshmemann keep before Easter week.
Fasting The first universal precept is that of fasting. This is one of those recommended books that shows up over and over again on Lenten reading lists, and its easy to see why. Filled with wisdom and cogent explanations about Lent, its purpose, what it’s all about Fasting thus is a formal obligation, an act of obedience to the Church, and its value comes precisely from obedience.
Excellent book on the meaning of Great Lent.
This book is very readable, but it contains so much to ponder that it is vreat a candidate for multiple re-readings. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sometimes a bit difficult to wade through, but always worth the extra time and work Schmemann saw something in his journeys and has come back to tell us about it. There is much to glean from Fr. I learned a lot about the meaning of Lent from this schmemanh, which I really loved.
Gteat excellent introduction to Schmemann’s work. Mar 17, Matt Bianco rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 we may then understand that the liturgical traditions of the Church, all its cycles and services, exist, first of all, in order to help us recover the vision and the taste of that new life which we so easily lose and betray, so that we may schhmemann and return to it.
I am definitely coming back to this part of the book if not all. He helpfully explains the principles behind the development of the Orthodox Church Year, and shows how all of our worship leads up to Easter.
He writes with humility and insight about the real and life-giving nature of the sacraments and their place in Christian life and practice. Feb 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: These practices are historical and–liturgically–quite amazing. How the soul may, slowly and intentionally, prepare itself to receive the joy of Pascha. May 01, Patrick Williams rated it it was amazing. Schmemann does not disappoint in this beautiful account of Lent.
Indeed, we live as if He never came. Journey to Pascha by Greah Schmemann. Alexander Schmemann’s extended essay on the season of Lent is truly a classic.
This was a nice book to read during Lent.
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