Women's Book Club
Nativity Fast - Book Discussion
The St. Anne's Women's Book Club
will have an Advent/Nativity book discussion
from 4-6 pm, at Debra Mattingly's house. Bring a “seasonal” food to share if you wish - we will
eat and socialize from 4 - 4:30 and will end promptly at
6 pm. We will discuss
The Winter Pascha,
Fr. Thomas Hopko.
Note: This is a change from the previous date of December 3.
St. Anne’s Bookstore will have copies of the book available to purchase, for those who would like to use the book for devotional reading during the Nativity Fast.
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.
From St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.