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Lenten Reading 2013
« on: March 14, 2013, 03:22:13 PM »
Hey Y'all!

 Care to share your Lenten reading?  In addition to Fr. Lawrence's Bible Commentaries, I'm thinking of The Path to Salvation by St. Theophan the Recluse or (maybe) The Ladder of Divine Ascent, but that one's always been difficult for me.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 03:23:24 PM »
I'm going to do St. Basil's Epistles and the Psalter.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 03:39:17 PM »
On the Incarnation.  And then probably Sayings of the Desert Fathers.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 04:09:24 PM »
Probably St. Maximus the Confessor's Selected Writings (the one published by Paulist Press)

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 04:17:25 PM »
Thais by Anatole France. It's a nice little novel. I think they put in on the Index back when the Church still had some guts.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 05:09:50 PM »
Thais by Anatole France. It's a nice little novel. I think they put in on the Index back when the Church still had some guts.

The Orthodox had an index of forbidden books?
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »
Care to share your Lenten reading?

The complete Father Brown stories. There are 51 of them, so they should keep me busy throughout.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 07:02:08 PM »
Triodion (when it gets here from America)
Introducing The Orthodox Church
Way of a pilgrim
The scripture (morning and evening - daily)
The divine liturgy (in native tongue)

and if time permits:

Baptism catechesis (by St Cyril of Jerusalem)
Meeting with the mysteries
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 07:21:19 PM »
It's rather quintessential, but The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Klimakos.

I've been attending the Orthodox Church for nearly four years, and have been baptized for two, and I've never read it.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 08:22:55 PM »
Hey Y'all!

 Care to share your Lenten reading?  In addition to Fr. Lawrence's Bible Commentaries, I'm thinking of The Path to Salvation by St. Theophan the Recluse or (maybe) The Ladder of Divine Ascent, but that one's always been difficult for me.

Both are very good!
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 08:43:52 PM »
The GOC readings from Isaiah and Proverbs.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 09:04:59 PM »
It's rather quintessential, but The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Klimakos.

I've been attending the Orthodox Church for nearly four years, and have been baptized for two, and I've never read it.
My high school girlfriend used it as a coaster together with Diadochus of Photoki . It was a thick volume perfectly serving its purpose .

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 09:13:10 PM »
It's rather quintessential, but The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Klimakos.

I've been attending the Orthodox Church for nearly four years, and have been baptized for two, and I've never read it.

I don't know if I'll ever bring myself to read it. There's something off-putting about reading this sort of monastic literature.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 07:06:48 AM »
It's rather quintessential, but The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Klimakos.

I've been attending the Orthodox Church for nearly four years, and have been baptized for two, and I've never read it.

I don't know if I'll ever bring myself to read it. There's something off-putting about reading this sort of monastic literature.

Haha. I was blessed to read The Arena by St. Ignaty Branchininov some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm told the work is a summation of St. John's Ladder.

I think we have to understand such works for what they are, literature written for a specific audience at a specific time, which means we aren't that audience anymore. There are great things about living spiritually in them, but we have to realize we aren't monastics, not even novices, and much less aged hermits! Not everything is going to apply to us in some direct, one-to-one style extrapolation.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 11:35:59 AM »
Care to share your Lenten reading?

The complete Father Brown stories. There are 51 of them, so they should keep me busy throughout.

WHERE do I find girls like you?

(Lent hasn't started yet. :D)

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
Care to share your Lenten reading?

The complete Father Brown stories. There are 51 of them, so they should keep me busy throughout.

WHERE do I find girls like you?

(Lent hasn't started yet. :D)

Libraries, bookstores and tabletop gaming groups, mostly. :P (My husband found me in a less reputable place, but that's not a story for pious company. :angel: )
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2013, 12:14:09 PM »
Care to share your Lenten reading?

The complete Father Brown stories. There are 51 of them, so they should keep me busy throughout.

WHERE do I find girls like you?

(Lent hasn't started yet. :D)

Libraries, bookstores and tabletop gaming groups, mostly. :P (My husband found me in a less reputable place, but that's not a story for pious company. :angel: )

Well there was a Borders near me but it's closed now. Darn.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 10:20:08 AM »
Hoping to get through Alexander Schmemann's Great Lent. I also want to try and read the Bible more.
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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 04:10:07 PM »
I also want to try and read the Bible more.

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013, 04:25:44 PM »
 First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew by Frederica Mathewes-Green. It devotes a section of the Canon to each day of Lent. The author explains the Scripture reference in each comparison in the Canon and comments on it.

On the somewhat secular side:  The Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters. Cadfael is a Crusader turned monasatic.  His worldy background and expertise as a herbalist equip him to be a medieval homicide detective.

Check out both of these on www.librarything.com

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Re: Lenten Reading 2013
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2013, 07:23:17 PM »
Not By scripture alone by Dr Sungenis, and A Survey of Old Testament Introduction by Gleason Archer. Of course, the Prologue of Ohrid by St. Nikolai Velimirovic.
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