My Journey with Father Alexander

Friday, April 6, 1973: From Father Alexander’s Journal: “What is happiness? It is to live as well as we do now, with L., just the two of us, savoring every hour- morning coffee; two, three hours of quiet in the evening. No ‘special’ conversation. All is clear, and therefore so good!… As one approaches the…

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Friday, April 6, 1973: From Father Alexander’s Journal:

“What is happiness? It is to live as well as we do now, with L., just the two of us, savoring every hour- morning coffee; two, three hours of quiet in the evening. No ‘special’ conversation. All is clear, and therefore so good!… As one approaches the essence of a thing, fewer and fewer words are needed. In eternity, in the Kingdom, only ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ will be needed, only words of praise and thanks, only prayer and the brightness of fullness and joy.”

Wednesday, June 1, 1983: The Last Line in Father Alexander’s Journal:

“What happiness it all has been!”

Matushka Juliana Schmemann, the beloved wife of the late Father Alexander Schmemann, offers us a beautiful account of her life’s journey with Father Alexander, from Talinn in Estonia and Baden-Baden in Germany, to Paris, New York and Lac Labelle in Quebec.

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Schmemann, Juliana

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Orthodox History

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