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Pilgrimage to Pascha: A Daily Devotional for Great Lent


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by Archpriest Steven John Belonick with Michele Constable and Michael Soroka / Second edition edited by Deborah Malacky Belonick

This unpretentious little book of meditations based on Scripture, ancient hymns, and writings from Church Fathers will nourish the souls of reflective seekers during the forty-day period of Great Lent. Authors of each meditation have delved deeply into the sins and shortcomings of their own hearts, enabling readers to share in a collective human experience - from darkness to light, from despair to hope, and from isolation to commonality in the body of Christ - as they move steadily toward our Lord’s Resurrection.

About the Author: Archpriest Steven John Belonick was Valedictorian of the Class of 1977 at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY. Throughout his 40-year pastorate as a priest in the Orthodox Church in America he served three parishes and also served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Chaplain at the seminary. His favorite Bible passage, John 21:15-17 - in which the Lord instructs his disciple Peter to “feed My sheep” - often strengthened him in his ministry, and it also inspired his guiding principle: “Above all, a pastor must communicate God’s love to His sheep.” Father Steven reposed in the Lord August 7, 2019. Memory Eternal!

Praise for Pilgrimage to Pascha:

"The Pilgrimage to Pascha is a lifelong journey, a walk into deep mystery. Father Steven, a seasoned journeyman, leads us carefully and delicately along the path. The living pilgrimage is a dark, yet light, journey that leads to the Cross, personal and non-negotiable, before we arrive at Pascha. With Father Steven’s deft guidance, we travel the path as sojourners with a clear and welcoming vision." -Albert Rossi, PhD

"This book is a treasure-house full of timely, practical, challenging, soul-searching wisdom for the spiritual life… Especially if this book is read prayerfully and humbly, we believe it will be helpful to many, in taking us deeper in our spiritual life; in helping us make more progress on the path of holiness in thought, word, and deed; and in ushering us into more profound intimacy with Christ - our Creator, Savior, and Benefactor." -Drs. David & Mary Ford

Format: Paperback

Page Length: 152 pages

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