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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The simplest way is, first, to add the Lenten prayer of St. Schmemann is a freat but patient writer. Fasting thus is a formal obligation, an act of obedience to the Church, and its value comes precisely from obedience.

Christ says that a narrow path leads to the Kingdom of God and we must make our life as narrow as possible. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Prayer We must always pray.

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He writes with humility and insight about the real and life-giving nature of the sacraments and their place in Christian life and practice. These practices are historical and–liturgically–quite amazing. By focusing on what this time in the Lnt life is supposed to be, he offers a beautiful alternative to the typical semi-meaningless fast many Christians practice.


We must always pray. Jan 19, Polina rated it it was amazing. This is where Great Lent comes in. Then, it is good and profitable to set certain hours of the day for a short prayer: Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than schmmeann yearly commemoration of a past event?

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Gregory the Great “Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. You can lift up your mind and heart to God while walking, sitting, working, in a crowd and in solitude. As a convert to Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jan 29, Christian Fauerso added it Shelves: The Orthodox idea of fasting is first of all that of an ascetical effort.

Although it focuses almost entirely on the Orthodox observances, much should be gleaned and can be translated into any context: 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.


This was a book that I intent to read every Lent. Paperbackpages.

Books by Alexander Schmemann. This was a nice book to read during Lent.

How can we keep Great Lent? by Fr. Alexander Schmemann

Therefore, I was clueless about the name of the artist, and had no idea where this painting came from. Mar 12, Rose rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 19, Andrew rated it it was amazing. Every page of this book opens new truths to the soul and reveals gifts schmemanb graces that should never be forgotten. Alexander Schmemann has become my favorite theologian. It is a gift which radically alters our attitude toward everything in this world, including death.

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