Our Father

Alexander Schmemann
5 x 7
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This commentary on the Lord's Prayer has been compiled from a series of broadcasts made by Fr Alexander Schmemann on Radio Liberty to listeners in the Soviet Union. Because this single short prayer of Christ has everything that needs to be said about God, his kingdom, this life - about all of us - it is not an exaggeration to suggest that in this commentary Fr Schmemann provides us with a map for seeing anew the purpose and measure of our whole life. Fr Schmemann awakens in us a fresh understanding of these familiar petitions.


About the Author: Fr Alexander Schmemann (+ 1983) was a prolific writer, brilliant lecturer, and dedicated pastor. Former dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, his insight into contemporary culture and liturgical celebration left an indelible mark on the Christian community worldwide.


Other books by Fr Alexander Schmemann available from SVS Press:
Celebration of Faith, vol. I: I Believe...

Celebration of Faith, vol. II: The Church Year
Celebration of Faith, vol. III: The Virgin Mary
Church, World, Mission
Eucharist, The
For the Life of the World
Great Lent
Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy, The
Introduction to Liturgical Theology
Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann
O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
Of Water and the Spirit
Our Father

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Accessible and Profound

    Posted by Chris Holland on 22nd Jan 2024

    This commentary on the only prayer Christ left to us is both accessible in its presentation and profoundly affective for a deeper understanding and experience of prayer. I warmly recommend it.

  • 5
    Our Father

    Posted by Terri Blum on 17th Sep 2021

    This small book is a joy to read and reread. I now give it away as a gift.