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The author of the book: Alexander Schmemann
Language: English
ISBN: 0881411388
ISBN 13: 9780881411386
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.72 MB
Edition: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
Date of issue: March 5th 1994

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It’s too bad that The Church Year has been allowed to go out of print. Part of the reason is that there are numerous dated references to Soviet Russia and the situation of the Church there. However, there is much much more in the slim book; keep an eye out for it in religious and used bookstores.

Part I is a short group of essays examining the spirit of celebration within Orthodoxy and focusing on Pascha, the root of all our joy. Why focus on Church life as celebration? Fr. Schmemann says:

And this is exacting the meaning of the feast: … man liberating himself from a life chained solely to necessity and unbreakable law. … man does not simply rest, he celebrates. And this is why … through man in celebration, that one best appreciates the meaning of various faiths and worldviews. Put another way, “Tell me what you celebrate, and I will tell you who you are … (pg. 17)

Part II tells us who we are in light of our feasts, featuring twenty-three essays based on important feast days across the church year. Of the feast that falls on February. 2nd he says:

I have seen the child, who brings the world so much divine love and who gives himself to me. Nothing is feared, nothing is unknown, all is now peace, thanksgiving and love. This is what the [Presentation of our Lord in the Temple] brings. (pg. 73)

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Ebook The Church Year: Volume II of Celebration of Faith read Online! Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann was a prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian and priest of the Orthodox Church in America.


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