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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What took me so long to read it again? THE seminal work on Lenten spirituality!

An Introduction to Great Lent- By: 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. Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: The road to Easter travels through the beautiful darkness of Lent, and in many passages, Fr. Filled with wisdom greah cogent explanations about Lent, its purpose, what it’s all about Feb 27, Derek Hale rated it it was amazing.


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

While I think some things have changed from his time, much has also remained the same, and the pitfalls he is addressing are often the same that people reject formal Christianity in fear of.

This is one of those recommended books that shows up over and over again on Lenten reading lists, and its easy to see why.

This was a nice book to read during Lent. Although it focuses almost entirely on the Orthodox observances, much should be gleaned and can be translated into any context: We must always pray.

Limitations in food are instrumental, they are not ends in themselves. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Quotes from Great Lent: Alexander Schmemann is a fine theologian – what a privilege I had to read this during Great Lent! Pages with related products.

Mar 19, Andrew rated it it was amazing. The Typicon and the canons of the Church give the description of an ideal fast: As a convert alexandfr Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent. It is a gift which radically alters our attitude toward everything in this world, including death.

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Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is much to glean from Fr. Vladimir’s Seminary Press first published January 1st Will certainly end up rereading. Add both to Cart Add both to List. To find out more, including how to grdat cookies, see here: Jan 19, Polina rated it it was amazing.


Journay to Pascha book is perfect for someone new to the Orthodox schmemmann or someone who wants to better understand the spirit and why of Lent. And since we cannot keep the Lent liturgically, the question arises: 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.

But, alexanded is our measure — our fasting must be a total effort of our total being…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.