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A Homily delivered to the community at St. And yet, no one will prove to me that the general tonality of Great Lent is not that of a tremendous joy! Why joy? What is that joy? Very often in Lent we hear these conversations: "What do you give up for Lent? There is the idea that if we suffer enough, if we feel the hunger enough, if we try by all kinds of strong or light ascetical tools, mainly to "suffer" and be "tortured," so to speak, it would help us to "pay" for our absolution.

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His family moved to France, where he received his university education. He married Juliana Osorguine in , before completing his theological studies at the Orthodox Theological Institute of St.

Sergius in Paris and was ordained a priest in by Archbishop Vladimir Tikhonitsky. Matushka Juliana Schmemann, Fr. Alexander, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn From to , Fr.

Alexander taught Church History at St. He was invited to join the faculty of St. When the seminary moved to its present campus in Crestwood, New York in , Fr. Alexander assumed the post of dean, which he would hold until his death. Much of his focus at St. Alexander was accorded the title of protopresbyter also called archpriest in some Orthodox jurisdictions, though in the Russian tradition from which Fr.

Alexander came, the two are distinct honorary titles , the highest honor that can be bestowed on a married Orthodox priest. In , he was active in the establishment of the Orthodox Church in America , which at that time became officially independent from the Russian Orthodox Church , though its autocephaly has not been universally recognized.

His sermons were broadcast in Russian on Radio Liberty for 30 years. He gained a broad following of listeners across the Soviet Union, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn , who became his friend after emigrating to the West.

Alexander published many books and articles. For the Life of the World, a popular volume on Christian faith as reflected in liturgy, has been translated into eleven languages.

Originally prepared as a study guide for the National Student Christian Federation in , it even had an anonymous version published by the underground samizdat in the Soviet Union. The Eucharist was finished just before his death. This and several collections of his writings were published posthumously. Books The grave of Fr. Alexander at St.

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His family moved to France, where he received his university education. He married Juliana Osorguine in , before completing his theological studies at the Orthodox Theological Institute of St. Sergius in Paris and was ordained a priest in by Archbishop Vladimir Tikhonitsky. Matushka Juliana Schmemann, Fr. Alexander, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn From to , Fr.

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Repentance is the beginning and also the condition of a truly Christian life. But what is repentance? In the daily rush of our life we have no time to think about it, we simply take it for granted that we must go to confession, receive [6] absolution, and then forget all about it until next year. Yet there must be a reason why our Church has set apart seven weeks as a special time of repentance and calls each Orthodox Christian to a special spiritual effort.

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