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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Prayer We must always pray.

Fasting The first universal precept is that of fasting. Filled with wisdom and cogent explanations about Lent, its purpose, what it’s all about A journey, a pilgrimage!

Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost. My favorite of all Schmemann’s books–here he is at his most lyrical and insightful, indeed joyful.

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God willing ten more years won’t pass before I read it again. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of grat you want to read. This is the main point of the book–how to bring every area of our lives under the Lordship of Christ. I’m always currently reading this book, but especially now. Amazon Music Leng millions of songs. He writes with humility and insight about the real and life-giving nature of the sacraments and their place in Christian life and practice.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Apr 26, Ekaterina rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is beautifully written and a thought provoking book.

An Introduction to Great Lent- By: Much of the book seemed to be corrective in regards to the attitude of contemporary Orthodox attitudes and practice. Therefore, I was clueless about the name of the artist, and had no idea where this painting came from.

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See my more detailed review here: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Alexander Schmemann is great, as usual.

Gregory the Great “Every day alxander provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. For those wondering what the purpose of things like a Church calendar or various liturgies are, Schmeman shows how all those things are in fact highly developed tools to help us in our spiritual endeavors.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: The first universal precept is that of fasting. 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.

As a convert to Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent. Notify me of new comments via email. This book is a seriously written theological work, but it’s easily understood by the ordinary lay person as well as the theologian. You aren’t to deny your soul, which is going to live forever, what you grant to your body, which is going to die. John of Kronstadt The candles lit before the icons alexandsr the Theotokos are a symbol of the fact that She is the Mother of the Unapproachable Light, and also of Her most pure and burning love for God and Her love for mankind.


The Sin of all Sins- By: Set up a giveaway. The very least we can do, if we use her art, is publish her basic information so that she can be found and celebrated as an artist. The Orthodox f This was a book that I intent to alexabder every Lent.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

Poemen the Great “A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly. Other than the Bible itself, if you never read another book, read this one. An appropriate read, considering today marks the beginning of the season of Lent.