Last Sunday, December 13, was the anniversary of Fr. Alexander Schmemann's death in 1983. St. Vladimir's seminary sent out what you can read below in honor of one of the great Orthodox thinkers and teachers of the 20th c. His homily on the "Divine Child" is wonderful, and I think it will prove to be deeply insightful for all who take the time to read it.
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On this day 32 years ago, our beloved dean Father Alexander Schmemann fell asleep in the Lord.
Fr. Alexander was a world-renowned priest, professor, seminary dean, theologian, speaker, and author. His life was devoted to the liturgical renewal and revival within the Eastern Orthodox Church, especially the Orthodox Church in America.
Today we give thanks to God for his life and his legacy. Memory eternal!
A sermon by Fr. Alexander