The Divine Child

A sermon by my beloved professor of liturgical theology, Father Alexander Schmemann of blessed memory: The Divine Child.

Fr. Schmemann was a remarkable teacher, a true visionary, an advocate of genuine Orthodoxy rather than the false, pretentious versions that are on the increase, especially in North America. He worked tirelessly for ecclesiastical unity, but his vision died with him: the Orthodox world today is far more divided than it has ever been since the era of the ancient ecumenical councils. Petty politics, rivalries, mindless traditionalism, and overt misanthropy are destroying the Orthodox Church from within. Fr. Schmemann in this sermon, spoke of the child within each of us. Too bad the church is run by old men who do not know their inner child.

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