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Free read Facing East A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 Y. Read this about a year before I converted to Orthodox Christianity Frederica is basically a former hippie who with her husband converted to Episcopalianism her husband became an Episcopal priest and they eventually converted to Orthodoxy after they became disenchanted with the direction of the Episcopal Church The Mathewes Greens were part of an interesting phenomenon which began in the mid to late 1980s where Protestant ministers their families and sometimes their entire congregations converted to Orthodoxy usually going to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese until then a relatively small jurisdiction consisting mainly of Syrian Orthodox Christians and converts The presence of so many former Protestant evangelicals has injected interesting new life into American Orthodoxy which has traditionally been characterized by ethnic jurisdictions in an uneasy peace with one another but which is now blossoming into a truly pan Orthodox movement with new arrivals from Orthodox countries converts and cradle Orthodox all co existing in parishes across the countryThis book is basically the story of a small Antiochian Orthodox mission parish of converts finding its way but it s also the story of Frederica a Protestant convert finding her way to and through Orthodoxy I found the book uite useful in figuring out what to expect as I journeyed from being a very lapsed Roman Catholic to a newly chrismated Orthodox Christian and indeed we experienced many of the same things like figuring out fasting rules the true joy of Pascha and becoming part of a parish communitySome find Frederica s writing style to be overly folksy or chummy others find it girl talky I didn t think it was that bad if anything it showed me that Orthodox Christians aren t mysterious folks who stand for 2 hour church services swathed in incense they re just people like me Denial History Betrayed year before I converted to Orthodox Christianity Frederica is basically a former hippie who with her husband converted to Episcopalianism her husband became an Episcopal priest and they eventually converted to Orthodoxy after they became disenchanted with the direction of the Episcopal Church The Mathewes Greens were part of an interesting phenomenon which began in the mid to late 1980s where Protestant ministers their families and sometimes their entire congregations converted to Orthodoxy usually going to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese until then a relatively small jurisdiction consisting mainly of Syrian Orthodox Christians and converts The presence of so many former Protestant evangelicals has injected interesting new life into American Orthodoxy which has traditionally been characterized by ethnic jurisdictions in an uneasy peace with one another but which is now blossoming into a truly pan Orthodox movement with new arrivals from Orthodox countries converts and cradle Orthodox all co existing in parishes across the countryThis book is basically the story of a small Antiochian Orthodox mission parish of converts finding its way but it s also the story of Frederica a Protestant convert finding her way to and through Orthodoxy I found the book uite useful in figuring out what to expect as I journeyed from being a very lapsed Roman Catholic to a newly chrismated Orthodox Christian and indeed we experienced many of the same things like figuring out fasting rules the true joy of Pascha and becoming part of a parish communitySome find Frederica s writing style to be overly folksy or chummy others find it girl talky I didn t think it was that bad if anything it showed me that Orthodox Christians aren t mysterious folks who stand for 2 hour church services swathed in incense they re just people like me

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Free read Facing East A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Et 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 Mathew. i ve read this several times and the fact that the author de mystified much of Orthodoxy for me helped in my conversion perhaps this is why many people i ve encountered aren t that fond of the book its folksy manner but it allowed me to see that Orthodoxy wasn t just something for Greeks and Russians etc but for anyone searching for the Original Church even us Southerners

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Free read Facing East A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Es Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church elouently illustrating the joys and blessings an ancient faith can bring to the worshipers of tod. I have been undergoing the slow process of updating my library s non fiction collection over the last year and a half I have been at LPL The purchase of this book was part of my attempt to bolster the 200s and offer something for each of the faith communities in our townI confess I am not Orthodox but the research librarian in me likes to discover about topics of which I know very little and this book was just the ticket for that endeavor It s not a theological treatise or a how to book on how to convert to the faith but the vignettes offer a glimpse into what it s like to be a part of this particular faith community and body of believers I appreciated Frederica s honesty and humor her writing style was reminiscent of a motherly figure sharing stories over a cup of tea and a plate of cookies In short it was exactly what I needed to get me out of this reading slump I have found myself in

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Facing East A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy
  • Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • English
  • 16 January 2018
  • 9780060850005