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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Jan 01, Yanni rated it really liked it. Published January 1st by St. Reading it during the weeks leading up to Lent seems the most logical, as one can then experience first-hand what Schmemann is writing about.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Set up a giveaway. Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost. I feel like “short but dense” is a good descriptor, here.

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God willing ten more years won’t pass before I read it again. Nowhere else can we find such concentration of true repentance, of thirst for communion with God, of desire to permeate the whole of life with religionā€¦ Finally, a religious book: Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann.


Alexanded must always pray. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Such is that faith of the Church, affirmed and made evident by her countless Saints.

Apr 03, Adam DeVille, Ph. The piece that you have posted is by Tatiana Yushmanova and is called Solitude. Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship. The first universal precept is that of fasting. Want to Read Currently Schmwmann Read.

Share your thoughts with other customers. We simply forget all this ā€” so busy are we, so immersed in our daily preoccupations ā€” and because we forget, we fail.

An excellent introduction to Schmemann’s work. Indeed, we live as if He never came. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wanted to read about how the Ortodox people keep Lent ā€” this book is especially about the day lent no meat, no dairy, no wine and no olive oil they keep before Easter week.

Pages with related products. Mar 10, Gregory rated it it was amazing Shelves: Starting with the theological significance of the Sundays before Lent, highlighting the major features of the season itself, and wrapping up with what it means to “take Lent seriously” in an age filled with noise, Fr.


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Schmemman’s book on the penitential practices and aspects of Lent. Fasting The first universal precept is that of fasting.

Although it focuses almost entirely on the Orthodox observances, much should be gleaned and can be translated into any sxhmemann Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

One person found this helpful. THE seminal work on Lenten spirituality!