The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season

The Winter Pascha Readings for the Christmas Epiphany Season When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World the Church of Christ begins to celebrate a splendid three day Pascha Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the

  • Title: The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season
  • Author: Thomas Hopko
  • ISBN: 9780881410259
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season

    When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate a splendid three day Pascha Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, ending with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple on the fortieth day after Christ s birth In the style of his populWhen the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate a splendid three day Pascha Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, ending with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple on the fortieth day after Christ s birth In the style of his popular book for the paschal fasting season, The Lenten Spring, the author again draws on the biblical readings and liturgical hymns and verses of the season to illumine the way for believers to follow the Church s days of preparation and celebration for the Coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in human flesh Many references are made to the writings of the saints and Church Fathers, as well as to contemporary Christian teachers and spiritual guides All those who love the Lord s Coming will find comfort and strength, as well as enlightenment and instruction, for having passed through the Winter Pascha with this book as their companion.

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    One thought on “The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season

    1. Amy

      Really, this book deserves 10 stars. 40 readings of manageable length and immeasurable riches. I think my favorite was the very last--what is the big deal about Mary and Joseph taking baby Jesus to the temple at 40 days and what about old man Simeon, who felt his life was complete now that he had seen the Savior? Fr. Hopko takes questions like this and makes them interesting, helpful, and relevant. (Interesting to note that the presentation of Jesus in the temple ends the 40 day Christmas/Epipha [...]

    2. George

      Read this alongside Meditations for Advent by Fr. Vasilios Papavasiliou. It contains more details and discussed the link between the Advent-Ephphany season and parallels them with Great Lent. It was an excellent way to focus on Advent, and de-stress from the general "noise" during the month of December.

    3. Greta Valentine

      This was a great liturgical reading that walks you through the Orthodox season of advent, and the post-Christmas cycle of services as well. The rich hymnography and descriptions of why certain things are done during these services was very helpful, as well as seeing the parallels between the Christmas and Pascha cycles. I originally planned to finish it during advent, but was kind of glad I lingered and let it lead me up to Lent - the parallels will be all the fresher in my mind.

    4. Lyne Tumlinson

      40 readings, 40 days leading up to the Nativity feast. I learned so much about the history, traditional practices and background of the Feast and all the celebrations that surround it. Excellent timing - I'll probably do it again next year!

    5. Charles

      A wonderful and inspirational advent read. It has 40 chapters, one fore each of the 40 day's of advent in the Orthodox Tradition. A great book to help us focus on the Winter Pascha.

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