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The Winter Pascha: Readings for the Christmas-Epiphany Season

Author(s):   Fr. Thomas Hopko
Publisher:   St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (1984)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   2 copies available
Product Info:   Book Description

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 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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About the Author
Fr Thomas Hopko was educated at St Vladimir s Seminary, Duquense University and Fordham University. He has served as a parish priest and as the Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at St Vladimir s Seminary. A member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches, he has wide experience in ecumenical relations and has lectured widely in parishes and on college campuses across North America.