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The Lenten Spring

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Forty meditations on Great Lent based on liturgical, scriptural and patristic texts.
Paperback, 162 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press (first published March 1st 1997)
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Garrett
Apr 22, 2016 Garrett rated it it was amazing
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This book is broken into 40 different chapters that offer short reflections on Lent. Fr. Hopko of blessed memory excels at breaking down the powerful imagery and importance of Lent for laity and non-laity alike.

Personally, I chose to read this as a Lenten devotional with one chapter per day. This worked really well for me as I was able to take my time to reflect on the message of each self-contained chapter.

I will definitely be making this a regular part of my Lenten journey each year.
David
Apr 07, 2015 David rated it really liked it
An excellent set of day-by-day Lenten reflections by Fr. Tom of Blessed Memory.
Thomas GOSSE
Mar 12, 2016 Thomas GOSSE rated it it was amazing
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Another one of the great classics for Lent.
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Mar 20, 2013 Else rated it it was amazing
I am re-reading this for a Lenten activity that our whole church is doing. Hopko's daily essays really hit home and make you think about the meaning of Lent and what Jesus did for us. Highly recommended!
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Thomas Hopko is an Orthodox Christian priest and theologian. He was the Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary from September 1992 until July 1, 2002 and taught dogmatic theology there from 1968 until 2002. Now retired, he carries the honorary title of Dean Emeritus. Father Hopko is a prominent Orthodox Christian lecturer and speaker, well-known both in Orthodox and ecumenical circ ...more
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