This revised edition of Father Alexander Schmemann’s Lenten classic examines the meaning of Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, the Prayer of St Ephraim the Syrian, the Canon of St Andrew of Crete and other neglected or misunderstood treasures of Lenten worship. Fr. Schmemann draws on the Church’s sacramental and liturgical tradition to suggest the meaning of Lent in our life. The Lenten season is meant to kindle a ‘bright sadness’ within our hearts. Its aim is precisely the remembrance of Christ, a longing for a relationship with God that has been lost. Lent offers the time and place for recovery of this relationship. 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.

Book Club will be meeting on:

Monday, February 25th, 2019 at our Cathedral Library at 6:00PM
Monday, March 4th, 2019 at our Cathedral Library at 6:00PM
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 right after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30PM inside our Cathedral Chapel
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 right after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30PM inside our Cathedral Chapel
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 right after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30PM inside our Cathedral Chapel
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 right after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30PM inside our Cathedral Chapel
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 right after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6:30PM inside our Cathedral Chapel