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

Indeed, we live as if Geat never came. Limitations in food are instrumental, they are not ends in themselves. To ask other readers questions about Great Lentplease sign up.

The entire book is related to the specifically Orthodox understanding and practice of this season, but nonetheless has man An appropriate read, considering today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. All the sxhmemann on the spiritual sides of each part were interesting and the prayer etc. Learning why the Orthodox church does things during Lent makes Lent feel so much more meaningful.

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Prayer We must always pray. 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. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Blog Statshits. At first the natural and selfish man in us revolts against these limitations. Books by Alexander Schmemann.


Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

Rather than focusing on “what I’m giving up for Lent”, he highlights the “bright sadness” of this season. Saturdays and Sundays are no exception. Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship. This is where Great Lent comes in.

I feel like “short but dense” is a good descriptor, here. It does offer some ideas on different things to give up, and extra devotions to make.

The attached part on Eucharist is also good. I highly recommend it; at least pagesif you’re not planning on reading the whole book. Jan 26, Stephen rated it it was amazing. May 01, Patrick Williams rated it it was amazing. God willing ten more years won’t pass before I read it again.

Feb 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notify me of new comments via email. Jan 29, Christian Fauerso added it Shelves: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This book not only explains the basis and meaning of lent practices and liturgies, it also provides practical means to attain true Christian life.

These practices are historical schkemann amazing. Jan 19, Polina rated it it was amazing. This is the main point of the book–how to bring every area of our lives under the Lordship of Christ. Christ says that a narrow path leads to the Kingdom of God and we must make our life as narrow as possible.


Mar 02, Samantha AK 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? The Orthodox idea of fasting is first of all that of an ascetical effort.

Quotes from Great Lent: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 01, Yanni rated it really liked it. We must always pray. Lists with This Book. Fasting thus is a formal obligation, an act of obedience to the Church, and its value comes precisely from obedience.

When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Also here appear now and then the contempt he feels towards Western 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.

Apr 26, Ekaterina rated it it was amazing Shelves: He closes with practical observations on how to focus on God in the midst of busy, frentic, and secular life-style.