Fr Alexander Schmemann on Lent

Fr. Alexander SchmemannLent is not to force on us a few formal obligations, but to “soften” our heart so that it may open itself to the realities of the spirit, to experience the hidden “thirst and hunger” for communion with God. . . .”Sad brightness”: the sadness of my exile, of the waste I have made of my life; the brightness of God’s presence and forgiveness, the joy of recovered home. Such is the climate of lenten worship; such is its first and general impact on my soul.  (Great Lent)

 

 

Author: Patrick

Pastor of Christ the King Church (PCA)

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