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A beautiful work of liturgical scholarship focusing on Christian initiation from an Eastern perspective. (((Free Ebook))) ☃ Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism ↙ A study of the Orthodox understanding of Baptism and Chrismation Excellent liturgical study of Baptism, it is not the first time I ve read it, and I chose to re read to bolster my understanding of Baptism for Church School teaching. This one is tied with Fr Hopko s The Names of Jesus for my favorite book A beautiful application of liturgical theology, on the meaning of baptism and eucharist, with a very helpful discussion of the Christian understanding of death. I ve really only skimmed this book as I was looking for some specific information for a presentation, but wow, this is fabulous I was familiar with Fr Schmemann as a liturgical theologian who was passionate about reuniting theology, liturgy, and spirituality in the church, and his approach of learning what the church teaches by examining what the church does exactly matches my own tendencies.I need to get back to that presentation, but I ll be blogging about baptism, chrismation, the eighth d I ve really only skimmed this book as I was looking for some specific information for a presentation, but wow, this is fabulous I was familiar with Fr Schmemann as a liturgical theologian who was passionate about reuniting theology, liturgy, and spirituality in the church, and his approach of learning what the church teaches by examining what the church does exactly matches my own tendencies.I need to get back to that presentation, but I ll be blogging about baptism, chrismation, the eighth day rites and confirmation, and the churching rites in the not too distant future Learned how early Christians were introduced into a completely new worldview community.The candidates for Baptism were progressively introduced into the life of the Church by special rites which included exorcisms, prayers, explanations of the Holy Scripture, etc This preparation involved the entire community, which thus was preparing itself for the reception of the new members p 15 Much of the tradition of Lent and Easter originally came out of the ceremonies of baptism Lent was a 40 day Learned how early Christians were introduced into a completely new worldview community.The candidates for Baptism were progressively introduced into the life of the Church by special rites which included exorcisms, prayers, explanations of the Holy Scripture, etc This preparation involved the entire community, which thus was preparing itself for the reception of the new members p 15 Much of the tradition of Lent and Easter originally came out of the ceremonies of baptism Lent was a 40 day preparation for the new members and the whole church I love Schmemann He combines deep learning with deep spirituality, and communicates it in a practical way The book reads like a long sermon on the importance of baptism, and the relevance of ancient church traditions to the modern world. A exciting introduction to Baptism and charismation by the great orthodox liturgical theologian, read with The Eucharist Read long ago