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Offline Twenty Nine

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Lenten Reading
« on: February 04, 2004, 11:06:07 AM »
What are you planning on reading for Great Lent?

I have been thinking about reading Unseen Warfare. Can anyone give a review of this book?

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004, 05:29:55 PM »
What are you planning on reading for Great Lent?

I have been thinking about reading Unseen Warfare. Can anyone give a review of this book?

Greg

Good Book.  It is RC Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli's book with Orthodox emendations.

I (an RC) plan on reading Fr. Thomas Hopko's Lenten Spring and re-reading Fr. Alexander Schemnman's (sp?) Great Lent, and some other stuff.

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 08:12:46 PM »
I think I may finally read the Imitation of Christ, cover to cover. Perhaps also the Consolation of Philosophy.

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004, 04:34:32 AM »
This year I will finally read Life after death by (now) Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos. About time that I do.

And, as I do every year on Holy Friday, I will read all four gospels between services.

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2004, 07:35:17 PM »
I am going to read/pray the Lenten Triodion. I read the Sunday of the Prodigal and fell in love. :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2004, 07:36:49 PM »
“It is later than you think!” Blessed Seraphim Rose

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2004, 09:34:37 PM »
Here's the book on line.  http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/prayers/triodion/triodion.html

Wow!  Thx for the link! :D

I'm going to read the "old standby," Fr. John Mack's "Ascending the Heights:  A Layman's Guide to The Ladder of Divine Ascent."  Might also peruse other classics, "The Way of a Pilgrim," and the "The Pilgrim continues his way."  These books tend to "put me in my place" spiritually and emotionally, with regard to my relationship with God.  It is difficult for me to feel proud and unaware of my sinfulness, and to not feel a need for God's great Mercy and Grace.   These texts remind me that no matter how smug I may get, I am chief among sinners.   They remind me that God, out of His great Love,  offers me the promise of His Grace , though I am entirely unworthy.

This, (I think) is an appropriate posture, when, during Pascha, we contemplate God's great Gift to us all - His Only-Begotten Son, who died for us all so that we may achieve His Grace.

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2004, 10:42:59 PM »
Since Fr. gave me his blessing to read "Path to Salvation" by St. Theophan the Recluse, that's what I will read during Lent.  Fr. think that this and the scripture readings is plenty to read.  


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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2004, 10:59:34 PM »
I liked Confessions of St. Augustine (or Blessed Augustine as the Orthodox say) last year.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2004, 03:04:47 AM »
I thought we called him Blessed Saint Augustine.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2004, 10:19:33 PM »
I guess that satisfies everyone :). But I have only seen him called Blessed Augustine in Fr. Seraphim Rose's book about him and in other places, but he is fully a saint among the Orthodox as that book explains.

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Re:Lenten Reading
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2004, 12:34:41 AM »
I am  reading "Touching Heaven by John Olliver. You can get Copy  from Conciler Press
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Re: Lenten Reading
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2005, 12:40:56 AM »
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What are you planning on reading for Great Lent?

Jesus: A Dialogue With the Saviour, by A Monk of the Eastern Church (Lev Gillet)

On Those who Think They are Made Righteous by Works, by St. Mark the Ascetic

On the Spiritual Law, by St. Mark the Ascetic
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Re: Lenten Reading
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2005, 06:31:54 PM »
I had posted this question earlier, but since everyone is talking about reading books during Holy Lent, can anyone tell me, or direct me towards a means of reading the entire book The Ladder during the 40 day period?  I'd like to know how I can space it out on a daily basis.  Our parish priest said something to the effect that since it's a 33 chapter book, you can stretch it into an extra week and then break it down that way (i.e. have forty different sections to read).  I suppose, though, now that I think about it, that I could just read it up until Holy Week, which would cover the seven days that I would have left over (since you spend a lot of time doing other things during Holy Week).  Anyway...

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Re: Lenten Reading
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2005, 08:11:00 AM »
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Re: Lenten Reading
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2005, 09:29:02 PM »
At the Euphrosynos Caf+¬ we are, as a group reading a non-polemical, piritual book, "The Royal Way of the Cross of Our Lord Leading to Eternal Life" by Saint John (Maximovitch I) of Chernigov, originally published by the Optina Elders. If anyone would like to join us, information on ordering it from various sources is available at http://euphrosynoscafe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3700 and the section where we will be posting thoughts on each chapter and book reviews is at http://euphrosynoscafe.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=13

This book has 47 short chapters so it gives you one chapter a day for all of Great Lent including Holy Week.
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