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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Feb 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. To ask other readers questions about Great Lentplease sign up. We begin to understand what St.
But once we have tasted of such spiritual effort, once we have made by it one step, that cannot be compared to any other joy. At times, Schmemann sounds quite Reformed 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.
Not as broad based as some of his other works. Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than a yearly commemoration of a past event? The attached part on Eucharist is also good. 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. Alexander Schmemann is a fine theologian – what a privilege I had to read this during Great Lent!
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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. Fasting thus is a formal obligation, an act of obedience to the Church, and its value comes precisely from obedience. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 02, Samantha AK rated it really liked it Shelves: Blog Statshits. This is the main point of th This is another liturgical classic from Alexander Schmemann.
Schmemann considers how to approach Lent. Preview — Great Lent by Alexander Schmemann. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.
This book not only explains the basis and meaning of lent practices and liturgies, it also provides practical means to attain true Christian life. Jan 29, Christian Fauerso added it Shelves: 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.
Therefore, I was clueless about the name of the artist, and had no idea where this painting came from. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Limitations in food are instrumental, they are not ends in themselves. Let us make this Lent a real Lent!
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This is another liturgical classic from Alexander Schmemann. While it might not be “worth” reading in its entirety for people not interested in the Orthodox tradition, Chapter 5—”Lent in Our Life”—I would consider valuable insight for any believer. Jan 26, Stephen rated it it was amazing. And it is this vision, the foretaste of Easter, that makes Lent’s sadness bright and our lenten effort a “spiritual spring. This is where Great Lent comes in. But Lent is the time of an increase of prayer and also of its deepening.
When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. But, whatever is our measure — our fasting must be a total effort of our grsat being….
He so clearly outlines the secular way of life to the sacramental living in Orthodox life – although he apparently says cshmemann more about this in “for the life of the world” I greatly look forward to reading this! For those wonderi This book is very readable, but it contains so much to ponder that it is definitely a candidate for multiple re-readings.
Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: Fasting The first universal precept is that of fasting. That is indeed the purpose of the book, but if you are not Eastern Orthodox, much of the specifics will leave you in want.
In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts. As a convert to Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent. God willing ten more years won’t pass before I read it again.