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by Frederica Mathewes-Green


Mathewes-Green introduces the reader to the world of the Orthodox in the best possible way.  .

Mathewes-Green introduces the reader to the world of the Orthodox in the best possible way. (Charleston Post and Courier). An insider’s view of Orthodox life and practice. I predict Facing East will inspire many to investigate Orthodoxy. Frederica Mathewes-Green became an unexpected companion on her husband's pilgrimage into a faith that is as novel to us in the West as it is ancient in the East.

Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy, 1997. Recounts her experience as a convert to Orthodoxy. At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy, 1999. A sequel to Facing East. The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation, 2001. The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer (Pocket Faith Series, 4), 2003. A devotional book focusing on icons. Gender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism, 2002. Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion, 1994.

Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich . Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Frederica Mathewes-Green is the author of numerous books about early and Eastern Christian spirituality and the Orthodox Church.

Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. FACING EAST: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Mrs. Matthewes-Green takes time to explain all the nuances of Orthodox worship that mystify former Protestants and Roman Catholics alike. It is like getting letters from a friend!

Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. It is like getting letters from a friend! 0. Report. Elegant, passionate reflections of the life of Orthodoxy. com User, December 9, 2002. I picked up this book and had no idea what a gem it would turn out to be!

Mathewes-Green tells us what it's like to enter this unfamiliar and at first sight daunting world. Mathewes-Green intersperses anecdotes about her friends and family with vivid descriptions of the services and their ancient texts.

Mathewes-Green tells us what it's like to enter this unfamiliar and at first sight daunting world. Raised a nominal Catholic, she became a skeptic as a student and then embraced Hinduism, before returning to Christianity with her husband, Gary, as a result of an unexpected religious experience during their honeymoon. In 1977 Gary was ordained an Episcopal priest, but 15 years later, frustration with doctrinal and moral confusion in the Anglican Church led him, and eventually his wife and three teenage children, to Orthodoxy.

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Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, Orthodoxy is a vital and living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast integrity. Facing East is a one-year chronicle of a life lived in this faith. She is a columnist for Beliefnet.

Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries o. by Frederica Mathewes-Green. The Classic Story of a Family's Pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church. Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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The Classic Story of a Family's Pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church

Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. Utilizing the framework of the Orthodox calendar, Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church, eloquently illustrating the joys and blessings an ancient faith can bring to the worshipers of today.

Hanelynai
This book is even better than Bishop Kallistos Ware's indispensable book, that is more commonly recommended to folks that express an interest in the EO Church.

Why is it better? Because this book walks you through a liturgical year in the life of a parish, and shows you what it means to live as an Orthodox Christian. And when it comes down to it, the praxis of the faith, what it means to live as a Christian, is going to matter more to most adherents than what did or did not happen x number of years ago in country y. Those facts shape what the Church is, and how it lives the gospel, but does it really matter to the YaYa standing there each week for the Divine Liturgy? Probably not.

You will meet the members of Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, and look in on their lives as they live out their faith. Feasts and fasts, icons and church buildings- you get an intimate, and unparalleled introduction to the faith.
Quendant
I confess: when I first started reading this book, I was very turned off by all the chit-chat about the goings-on of people in the author's church and life. For instance in the first few pages, we meet "Basil," who says things like: "Ya taking inventory?" as the little church body sets about converting a rented room into an Orthodox sanctuary.

I also thought, at first, that author Mathewes-Green was treating her faith very lightly -- too lightly -- almost as if she was making fun of it. She takes us through one particular service this way: "Basil's son, Michael, then leads us in chanting forty 'Lord, have mercys,' running the words together Byzantine style: 'Lord have mercyLordhavemercyLordhavemercyLordhavemercy,' he intones."

Shortly after, we read: "At this point the booklet instructs the worshippers to make a prostration. We fold where we are standing, dropping to our knees, a process that takes longer for some than others. ... A prostration is a shuffly process. ... Another prostration here. More shuffling."

I must say, I was thinking: the audacity!

But I kept on reading. And I was shamed. Humbled. And then hooked. Author Frederica Mathewes-Green sure showed me a thing or two about faith. Hers, and the faith of those around her, shined brightly and compellingly to this seeking-heart Protestant.

There are many moments throughout the book where I was stunned by the beauty of God and of her love for Him and of the treasures within Orthodoxy. I will not share them here -- I want you to discover them for yourself, like I did! And I wound up caring very much for all the "characters" that make up her life: would that I, too, could find such a family!

All in all, I do highly recommend this book. It will take you inside the life of Orthodox believers -- through their services, fasts, feasts, faith, fathers...in a way I have not yet seen another book do. This may be as close as you can come to "being there" without actually having attended Orthodox services.
JoldGold
I purchased this book to gain some factual knowledge about Orthodoxy, which it delivered. What I didn't expect, however, was the deeply moving personal context provided by the author. Frederica Mathewes-Green doesn't sugar-coat or try to make herself out to be perfect all the time. Things aren't always easy; however, as she's up-front about costs, she's also compelingly informative about the value of the journey. The structure of the book, walking through the liturgical year in the life of her new-ish, small, beloved parish, really provides a framework to make the details vivid and understandable. This book is informative, it is inspiring, it is touching, and well worth a read on many levels. A welcome addition to my library I have already used as a reference, I have purchased several copies for close friends.
LadyShlak
This book by Kh. Mathewew-Green takes one through the Eastern Orthodox year, interspersed with vignettes from the small Mission church started by she, her husband and 6 other families. I enjoyed reading it very much.
Negal
I found this book to be an great joy to read. As I have just begun my search into the Orthodox faith I found Frederica M-G's account of her parish's year wonderfully lyrical. I did not find her attitude synicial or disrespectful. On the contrary - I found it to be an honest account of someone who was not a "cradle" orthodox trying to understand this ancient faith.
Narder
Beautiful prose on the subject of Truth.
Precious
This book is beautifully written and gives you a front row seat in the early life of an Orthodox mission parish! Mrs. Matthewes-Green takes time to explain all the nuances of Orthodox worship that mystify former Protestants and Roman Catholics alike. It is like getting letters from a friend!
I found this an enjoyable little read which can be read ,one tale for each of the twelve days of Christmas.Several have a mystical feel to them ,a couple have a fair degree of suspence ,even bordering on the supernatural.The last story in the book however reflects a more contemporary optimistic realism for a new year.My favourite was Christmas1961 , childhood memories of a former inhabitant returning to the town of his birth.There is a feel throughout the book of a Christmas that is long gone.There are plenty of carols , snow,midnight mass ,holly , mince pies and mysterious strangers lurking somewhere near a heavily tinseled tree.
Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy ebook
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Frederica Mathewes-Green
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