Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2006 - Religion - 272 pages
17 Reviews

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.

  

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Review: Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

User Review  - Rebekah Leland - Goodreads

Perhaps the best book I've read as an introduction to eastern orthodoxy. This is the one I plan to give to my friends to read. It's extremely well-written (Matthews-Green is a professional writer and ... Read full review

Review: Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

I found this book lying on the floor in the hallway of my apartment building. It is Mathewes-Green's account of a year in a newly-formed Orthodox Christian church in the US, shortly after her ... Read full review

Contents

PART V
93
PENTECOST
99
Another Kind of Fasting
146
Information Night
156
Walking Around the Convent
189
Gregs Ordination
227
June 30 Joining the Dance
233
the Myrh Bearer
239

The BazeMan
45
PART III
57
PART IV
76
An Outline
245
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About the author (2006)

Frederica Mathewes-Green is the author of numerous books about early and Eastern Christian spirituality and the Orthodox Church. She is a columnist for Beliefnet.com, a commentator on National Public Radio, and writes movie reviews for National Review Online. She and her husband, Fr. Gregory Mathewes-Green, have three children and five grandchildren.

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