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Forgiveness (Cheese-Fare Sunday)

Written by Fr. Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent is a book of spiritual reflections on the journey through Lent to Pascha. This particular excerpt is from the first chapter, entitled “Preparation for Lent.” And now we have reached the very last days before Lent. Already during Meat-Fare Week, which precedes “Forgiveness Sunday,” two days – Wednesday…

Meeting of the Lord and Zacchaeus

A homily delivered in the Three Hierarchs Chapel at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple and Zacchaeus Sunday (Sunday, February 2, 2014). Today, as we celebrate the meeting of Christ and the righteous Simeon and Anna, in the temple, we come to an end…

On “The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church”

The following is the text of the 2014 Fr. Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, given by The Very Rev. Dr. John A. McGuckin at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on January 31, 2014. Vladimir Nicolaevich Lossky Vladika, Fathers, sisters and brothers present here tonight on the occasion of this convocation, let me begin by expressing my…