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Remembering Fr. Alexander Schmemann

December 13, 2012

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the repose of the +Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, one of the great theological writers of our times. Fr. Alexander, known the world over through his powerful books, including For the Life of the World, was a major figure in the Orthodox Church in America’s receiving independence (autocephaly) in 1977. You can read more about his life on the website of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where for years he served as dean. Read more here. Additionally, you can see a special CBS aired following Fr. Alexander’s death in 1983, called “For Our Times: The Spirit of St. Vladimir’s” by clicking here.

May the memory of the ever-venerable Protopresbyter Alexander be eternal!

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