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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Gregory the Great “Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. Mar 14, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: As a convert to Orthodoxy this book explained many things that I did not really understand about the Orthodox observation of Lent.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

Every page of this book opens new truths to the soul and reveals gifts and graces that should never be forgotten. It is the joy of Easter, it is the entrance into the glory of the Schmemxnn. I learn something new every time, and am glad to work through and focus on the many aspects of what we do: Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost. While I think some things have changed from his time, much lnet also remained the same, schmemqnn I think the value of this book for me will increase over time, when I reread it as my knowledge and practice of lent develop.


Apr 03, Adam DeVille, Ph.

This is where Great Lent comes in. How the soul may, slowly and sschmemann, prepare itself to receive the joy of Pascha. But, whatever is our measure — our fasting must be a total effort of our total being…. Feb 22, Astrid rated it it was amazing.

An Introduction to Great Lent- By: Fr. Alexander Schmemann | Milk & Honey

Lent is the time when we re-evaluate our life in the light of our faith, and this requires a very schmemanm effort and discipline. To ask other readers questions about Great Lentplease sign up.

But Lent is the time of an increase of prayer and also of its deepening. As I have learned during my catechesis class.

This site uses cookies. The book is instructive not only in the ins and outs of Lent but also more specifically on the practice of confession, the two types of fasting, and the reasons for communion.

Nowhere else can we find such concentration scgmemann true repentance, of thirst for communion with God, of desire to permeate the whole of life with religion… Finally, a religious book: An excellent introduction to Schmemann’s work. Schmemann does not disappoint in this beautiful account of Lent.

I am looking forward to reading this as I prepare and participate in my 2nd Great lent and 1st Great Lent schmemqnn a baptized Orthodox Christian.

Return to Book Page. Definitely a worthwhile read during this Lenten season, and probably re-reads in future Lenten seasons. His living Orthodoxy revives the important connection between the spiritual truths of the Church and the visceral and meaningful elements of basic human life.


This is the fourth or fifth Lent in which I’ve read this marvelous little book about schmemaann meaning of the many practices we undergo during Lent. John of Kronstadt The candles lit before the icons of 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.

Schmemann is a ster I feel like “short but dense” is a good descriptor, here. What took me so long to read it again? This is the main point of the book–how to bring every area of our lives under the Lordship of Christ. At first the natural and selfish man in us revolts against these limitations.

That is indeed the purpose of the book, but if you are not Eastern Orthodox, much of the specifics will leave you in want. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Protestants would do well to read this section of “Great Lent” with open eyes and receptive hearts.

The attached part on Eucharist is also good.