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

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2006 - Religion - 272 pages
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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.

 

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FACING EAST: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

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With both humor and depth, NPR commentator and syndicated columnist Mathewes-Green describes a year in the richly liturgical life of the Eastern Orthodox Church, as experienced in a small Maryland ... Read full review

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In this memoir, Mathewes-Green describes her family's conversion from Episcopal to Eastern Orthodox. She describes the events of a single year shortly after their conversion. This approach gives ... 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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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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