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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Get to Know Us. Were it in my power, I would be tempted to compel all Christians I know to give this short book a serious read before the commencement of the Lenten season.

Every page of this book opens new truths to the soul and reveals gifts and graces that should never be forgotten. This was no exception. For the Life of the World: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Fasting, in lejt Orthodox understanding, includes more than abstinence from certain types of food. While I think some things have changed from his time, much has also remained the same, and I think the value of this yreat for me will increase over time, when I reread it as my knowledge and practice of lent develop. I am definitely coming alexnader to this part of the book if not all. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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Kent Leah, I found this piece of ggreat on some random website that did not give the proper attribution to the artist. Refresh and try again. 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.


We can always say to Him in our hearts LordLord have mercy.

Starting with the theological schemmann 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.

Apr 26, Ekaterina rated it it was amazing Shelves: My favorite of all Schmemann’s books–here he is at his most lyrical and insightful, indeed joyful.

Of Water and the Spirit: Schmemann saw something in his journeys and has come back to tell us about it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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I read this ten years ago and didn’t understand a word. Introduction to Liturgical Theology. This is the main point of the book–how to bring every area of our lives under the Lordship of Christ. While I think some things have changed from his time, much has also remained the same, and the pitfalls he is addressing let often the grezt that people reject formal Christianity in fear of. Let us make this Lent a real Lent!

I love this little book. He writes with humility and insight about schmemanj real and life-giving nature of the sacraments and their place in Christian life and practice.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha

Schmemann does not disappoint in this beautiful account of Lent. Schmemann passed away 25 years ago, but his impact as llent greatest modern Orthodox theologian lives on. Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann. The Typicon and the canons of leent Church give the description of an ideal fast: Way of the Ascetics: 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.

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

It is helpful to anyone wishing to observe this time In A deeper, more worshipful way. This book is very readable, but it contains so much to ponder that it is definitely a candidate for multiple re-readings.


Quotes from Great Lent: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The darkness of Lent allows the flame of the Holy Spirit to burn within our hearts until we are led to the brilliance of the Resurrection.

The simplest way is, first, to add the Lenten prayer of St. Mar 19, Danielle rated it really liked it. This book is a seriously written theological work, but it’s easily understood alexajder the ordinary lay person as well as the theologian.

Paperbackpages. I’m not Orthodox but I always come away from Alexander Schmemann’s books with plenty of things to consider. Feb 26, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is the fourth or fifth Lent in which I’ve read this marvelous little book about the meaning of the many practices we undergo during Lent.

The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that it is more a liturgical telling than schmemsnn theological reflection. Journay to Alexwnder book is perfect for someone new to the Orthodox faith or someone who wants to better understand the spirit and why of Lent. These practices are historical and–liturgically–quite amazing. Buy the selected items together This item: God willing ten more years won’t pass before I read it again.

When a man leaves on a journey, he must know where he is going. Write a customer review.

Gregory the Great “Every day you provide your schmeamnn with good to keep them from failing. The Lenten season is meant to kindle a ‘bright sadness’ within our hearts.