Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion

Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion ➬ [Ebook] ➧ Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion By Vassilios Papavassiliou ➸ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Lenten Triodion exhorts us, Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord Using hymns from the Triodion and the Scripture readings appointed for the season, Meditations for Great Lent Great Lent: Epub ß The Lenten Triodion exhorts us, Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord Using hymns Meditations for PDF/EPUB ² from the Triodion and the Scripture readings appointed for the season, Meditations for Great Lent shows us how to for Great Lent: Epub â make our fast acceptable to fast not only from food but from sin to fast with love and humility, as a means to an end and not an end in itself Keep this gem of a book with you to inspire you for the Fast and to dip into for encouragement as you pursue your Lenten journey.


10 thoughts on “Meditations for Great Lent: Reflections on the Triodion

  1. Stuart Stuart says:

    For the past few years I have felt that the Orthodox Lent is much better than Catholic Lent Maybe it is just Catholics in America, but with the minimal amount we American Catholics are required asked to give up no meat on Fridays and fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday , it seems paltry Reading this book, Meditations on Great Lent, only reinforced my belief Using the Triodion the service book Orthodox use during Great Lent , the author Vassilios Papavassiliou walks his readers throug For the past few years I have felt that the Orthodox Lent is much better than Catholic Lent Maybe it is just Catholics in America, but with the minimal amount we American Catholics are required asked to give up no meat on Fridays and fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday , it seems paltry Reading this book, Meditations on Great Lent, only reinforced my belief Using the Triodion the service book Orthodox use during Great Lent , the author Vassilios Papavassiliou walks his readers through the season of Great Lent by explaining the significance that the Gospel reading and or hymn for each Sunday has in preparation for the great feast of Easter.While reading through this book, I was amazed at how well the Orthodox Church calendar is laid out Each Sunday in Great Lent builds upon the last Sunday For example, in the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, one learns about genuine humility The following Sunday, the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, we move from humility to repentance The Sunday of the Last Judgment then makes us reflect on how we are living our life in relation to our neighbor The greatest message I gained from this book though was on fasting There isto Lent than fasting, andto fasting than food Fasting is a tool used during Lent, but we are called to fast from sin, not just food.If you are Orthodox and want to understand Great Lent better, then this book is for you If you are Catholic or a Protestant denomination and want to see how the Orthodox celebrate Lent or see a richer version of Lent, this book is for you It is a short book with short chapters, but each one is full of wisdom Therefore, I give this book 5 out 5 stars However, I would like to add that no book, not even this one, can serve as a substitute for attending the services associated with Lent So pick up this book and let it serve as your guide for this Lenten season of bright sadness, which prepares us for the greatest feast of the year, Easter


  2. Jordan Jordan says:

    Great reminder of what is important to focus on during Lent.


  3. Volkert Volkert says:

    It would be a mistake to think of the sacrifices of Lent in purely negative terms in terms of struggle and deprivation We are to think of Lent as liberation Lent calls us to sacrifice many of those things which, while they tend to occupy such a central position in our lives, are in reality things we can do without Lent is thus a rediscovery of that which is most essential in our lives In this rediscovery, we return to God and to the very meaning of life Meditations for Great Lent, page 88 It would be a mistake to think of the sacrifices of Lent in purely negative terms in terms of struggle and deprivation We are to think of Lent as liberation Lent calls us to sacrifice many of those things which, while they tend to occupy such a central position in our lives, are in reality things we can do without Lent is thus a rediscovery of that which is most essential in our lives In this rediscovery, we return to God and to the very meaning of life Meditations for Great Lent, page 88 This little book, with short chapters, gets at the heart of Great Lent, using quotes from they hymnody of the Orthodox Church, as well as quotes from Scripture The author presents powerful meditations or homilies emphasizing humility, repentance, ascetic love, fasting from sin, not judging, the passions and virtues, joy, the cross and resurrection and the journey to Pascha.Since we are encouraged to dospiritual reading during Great Lent, this is a great one to add to your annual list of readings It is quick and easy, yet profound, and will do much to prepare your heart for the journey even if you start this book late in Lent, it s never too late


  4. Fr. Ted Fr. Ted says:

    This is a good elementary read for thinking about Great Lent Wonderful attitude about Lent and fasting that don t limit it to a Pharisaical diet Lent is a time for us to practice our love for others.


  5. Greg Reed Greg Reed says:

    This is an excellent help in the journey through Great Lent I look forward to using it in the future.


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