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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When a man leaves on schmdmann journey, he must know where he is going. Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than a yearly commemoration of a past event?

For each one of us received the gift of that new life and the power to accept it and live by it.

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It is a gift which radically alters our attitude toward everything in this world, including death. It makes it possible for us to svhmemann affirm: Such is that faith of the Church, affirmed and made evident by her countless Saints. We simply forget all this — so busy are we, so immersed in our daily preoccupations — and because we forget, we fail. Indeed, we live as if He never came. This is the only real sin, the sin of all sins, the bottomless sadness and tragedy of our nominal Christianity.

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

If we realize this, then we may understand what Easter is and why it needs and presupposes Lent. For we may then understand that the liturgical traditions of the Church, all its cycles and services, exist, schmsmann of all, in order to help us recover dchmemann vision and the taste of that new life which we so easily lose and betray, so that we may repent and return to it.

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The Gospel expects and requires from man an effort of which, in his present state, he is virtually incapable. This is where Great Lent comes in. A journey, a pilgrimage!

It is the joy of Easter, it is the entrance into the glory of the Kingdom. Forgive me my sister, since you are new to this — please give proper attribution to any works of art you may use on your blog. The piece that you have posted is by Tatiana Yushmanova and is called Rgeat.

It is a modern piece by a talented Russian artist and is perhaps for sale somewhere on the internet.

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Blog Statshits. Blogroll A vow of conversation a. Poemen the Great “A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly.

But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is, he says nothing that is not profitable.

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Gregory the Great “Every day you provide your bodies with good to keep them from failing. In the same way your good works should be the daily nourishment of your hearts.

Your bodies are fed with food and your spirits with good works. You aren’t to deny your soul, which is going to live forever, what you grant to your body, which is going to die.

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Paisius Velichkovsky “Remember, O my soul, the terrible and frightful wonder: His angels tremble, the Cherubim are terrified, the Seraphim are in fear, and all the heavenly powers ceaselessly give praise; and you, unfortunate soul, remain in laziness. At least from this time forth arise and do not put off, my beloved soul, holy repentance, contrition of heart and penance for your sins.

You can lift up your mind and heart to God while walking, sitting, working, in a crowd and in solitude. We can always say to Him in our hearts LordLord have mercy. 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.

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