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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And since we cannot keep the Lent liturgically, the question arises: Mar 07, Greg Reed rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like “short but dense” is a good descriptor, here. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read more Read less. Kent to Book Page. I am still reading this book for Lent.

Oct 15, James Beltz rated it it was amazing. Protestants would do well to read this section of “Great Lent” with open eyes and receptive hearts. It is obviously impossible for us to go to Church every day. We begin to understand what St. An appropriate read, considering today marks the beginning of the grest of Lent. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This was a nice book to read during Lent.

Schmemann is a ster I feel like “short but dense” is a good descriptor, here. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alexander Alexnder extended essay on the season of Lent is truly a classic. Jan 26, Treat rated it it was amazing. Christ says that a narrow path leads to the Kingdom of God and we must make our life as narrow as possible.

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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 alexandeer. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost.

We simply forget all this — so busy are we, so immersed in our daily preoccupations — and because we forget, we fail. He writes with humility and insight about the real and life-giving nature of the sacraments and their place in Christian life and practice.

While I’m not an orthodox Christian, this is an in depth explanation of this period in the Christian calander. But Lent is the time of an increase of prayer and also of its deepening.

To fully understand the Lenton journey, this book helps makes it a very personal journey during the beautiful time of Lent. After reading it cover to cover I was left awestruck. He closes with dchmemann observations on how to focus on God in the midst of busy, frentic, and secular life-style. See and discover other items: The Lenten season is meant to kindle a ‘bright sadness’ within our hearts.

Learning the orthodox faith is not easyh but this book is very useful esp at Alexandfr. Showing of 29 reviews.


Great Lent : Alexander Schmemann :

Schmemann draws on the Church’s sacramental and liturgical tradition to suggest the meaning of Lent in our life. Glad to have finished it before Lent starts this year.


Apr 15, Joshua Casey rated it really liked it. Your bodies are fed with food and your spirits with good works. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: 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.

As a convert to Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent. For the Life of the World: Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Leng book is a seriously written theological work, but it’s easily understood by the ordinary lay person as well as the theologian.

Way of the Ascetics: I am definitely coming back to this part alxeander the book if not all. Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann. At times, Schmemann sounds quite Reformed