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Lent and the Shaping of Desire
Christian Practice, Theology, Uncategorized

Lent and the Shaping of Desire

српски Christianity is a religion of desire. At first glance, this statement may seem counterintuitive and contradictory. After all, Christians are told to deny themselves, to take up their cross and follow Christ (Mt 16:24). Several prayers, especially in the Divine Liturgy, also seem to downplay desire. In the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom,…

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