LibraryThing Review. User Review – zappa – LibraryThing. Time and linguistic shift have shifted the effectiveness of this book – ironically, in a sense. 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. When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Thus with Lent. Above all, Lent is a spiritual journey and its destination is.
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Known primarily for his eucharistic centered theology, Fr Alexander was named by Skylight Publishing as one of the ‘Spiritual Innovators: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Schmemann draws on the Church’s sacramental and liturgical tradition to suggest the meaning of Lent in our life.
The Lenten season is meant to kindle a ‘bright sadness’ within our hearts.
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Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost. Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship. The darkness of Lent allows the flame of the Holy Spirit to burn within our hearts until we are led to the brilliance of the Resurrection. Read more Read less. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Greta love this little book. Alexander Schmemann has written others and has also contributed, but this little book is perfect alexanser Great Lent.
I do have to say that it is geared toward the Orthodox faithful with regard to Great Lent and Pascha. If you are eager to learn why we keep Traditional ways, or if you want to understand why we fast, pray and continue to love our Church, then read shmemann. It explains about Presanctified Liturgy, and how we connect our Lenten journey with our Faith.
They always give me feedback, their opinion is not always the same as my own, but so far, Great Lent is a book we agree that helps us each and every year on our Journey to Pascha. Schmemann passed away 25 years ago, but his impact as the greatest modern Orthodox theologian schmeamnn on. This book is a seriously written theological work, but it’s easily understood by the ordinary lay person as well as the theologian.
Schmemann explains clearly and carefully the place and purpose of Great Lent and dispels the myth that it’s merely another period of observances and self-denials as Roman Catholics practise. To Orthodox Catholics it’s part of a complete attitude and way of life, and the relationship of Great Lent to Pascha and the rest of the year and to the life of the Church is well explained in this book. After reading it cover to cover I was left awestruck.
Other than the Bible itself, if you never read another book, read this one. It will change your whole attitude toward life, I guarantee it. To fully understand the Lenton journey, this book helps makes it a very personal journey during the beautiful time of Lent. Protestants miss out on the deep spiritual experience that many Orthodox Christians experience.
This book helps all who read it fully understand the meaning of the different aspects of the journey. It’s not the most exciting book to read but informative. It’s a must read to really appreciate Lent in it’s fullest.
Excellent read that helps understand the Orthodox meaning of Lent. One person found this helpful. Journay to Pascha book is perfect for someone new to the Orthodox faith or someone who wants to better understand the spirit and why of Lent. It is beautifully written and a thought alexamder book. As a new Orthodox Christian, it is exactly what I needed. Learning the orthodox faith is not easyh but this book is very useful esp at Lent. I am still reading this book for Lent.
While I’m not an orthodox Christian, this is an in depth explanation of this period in the Christian calander. It is helpful to anyone wishing to observe this time In A deeper, more worshipful way.
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