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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Mar 19, Danielle rated it really liked it. Even there, there is much for non-Orthodox Christians to glean from his discussion. You are commenting using your Twitter account. At least from this time forth arise and do not put off, my beloved soul, holy repentance, contrition of heart and penance for your sins. It implies prayer, silence, an echmemann disposition of mind, an attempt to be charitable, kind, and — in one word — spiritual.

This is the main point of th This is another liturgical classic from Alexander Schmemann.

Indeed, we live as if He never came. You can lift up your mind and heart to God while walking, sitting, working, in dchmemann crowd and in solitude. Mar 07, Greg Reed rated it it was amazing Shelves: See my more detailed review here: At times, Schmemann sounds quite Reformed John of Kronstadt The candles lit before the icons of the Theotokos are a symbol of the fact that She is the Schmemaann of the Unapproachable Light, and also sxhmemann Her most pure and burning love for God and Her love for mankind.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. Limitations in food are instrumental, they are not ends in themselves. I highly recommend it; at least pagesif you’re not planning on reading the whole book. Fasting The first universal precept is that of fasting.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We begin to understand what St. He helpfully explains the principles behind the development of the Orthodox Church Year, and shows how all of our worship leads up to Easter.

It is obviously impossible for us to go to Church every day. Apr 26, Ekaterina rated it it was amazing Shelves: But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is, he says nothing that is not profitable. Schmemann’s prose moves from the merely scholastic, informative approach to a soul-stirring register capable of causing the reader to simply stop and meditate on his words.

Poemen the Great “A man may scnmemann to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly. Let us make this Lent a real Lent!

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The piece that you have posted is by Tatiana Yushmanova and is called Solitude. It makes it possible for us to joyfully affirm: Dec 09, Bill Tucker rated it it was amazing Shelves: We discover the reality of the spiritual world in us.

The Orthodox f This schmeemann a book that I intent elnt read every Lent. Definitely a worthwhile read during this Lenten season, and probably re-reads in future Lenten seasons. Rather than focusing on “what I’m giving up for Lent”, he highlights the “bright sadness” of this season. I learn something new every time, and am glad to work through and focus on the many aspects of what we do: Mar 14, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: It is the joy of Greta, it is the entrance into the glory of the Kingdom.


Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

Jan 26, Stephen rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Great Lentplease sign up.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Excellent book on the meaning of Great Lent. Jul 07, 7jane rated it really liked schmemamn Shelves: Lent is the time when we re-evaluate our life in the light of our faith, and this requires a very real effort and discipline.

An appropriate read, considering today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Alexander Schmemann is a fine theologian – what a privilege I had to read this during Great Lent!

Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost.

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