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A memoir of the author s unexpected pilgrimage to the ancient Eastern Orthodox faith outlines its traditions, sacraments, and recent surge in popularity, and explains why it has survived throughout time , ad promo


5 thoughts on “Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

  1. reference-collections.co Customer reference-collections.co Customer says:

    Really enjoyed this book It is not the story I wanted to read, that of conversion to orthodoxy detailed but the stories of church and family are engaging and sometimes moving I will be reading the sequel asap.


  2. White Wanderer White Wanderer says:

    I found this book very frustrating There seems to be a trend recently for writers of popular books on a subject to spend time writing about the mundane trivialities of their own lives, rather than the ostensible subject of the book They uncritically write about what was most important to THEM, without engaging their critical faculties as to whether it is of interest to anyone who does not know them personally Although such narcissism is common nowadays, this attitude of I am so wonderful that everyone just wants to know EVERY detail of my mundane life is particularly disappointing to meet in a book ostensibly about religion and a faith which teaches that humility is a virtue For example, I am sure her daughter getting a piercing was a major event of her family s life but what is it doing in this book The theological issues involved some Christians believe that the Bible forbids body art are never mentioned Mrs Matthewes Green comes across as a nice person, so if you enjoy memoirs by people to whom nothing in particular happens the slice of ordinary life style , then this is a pleasant read.But as an introduction to the Orthodox faith, it is sadly limited Books of Orthodox theology are often daunting, being addressed to the cradle Orthodox So the perspective of a convert would be very helpful to those of us who were not raised in that faith Unfortunately this convert was too preoccupied with herself to give much of an introduction to the faith that she was intending to extol.


  3. j m miller j m miller says:

    Hi An immaculate book.This was a replacement for a lost copy Excellent speedy service Many thanks.


  4. Marie Marie says:

    Frederica Mathewes Green describes a year in her life as a new convert to the Orthodox church As a Westerner converting from the Episcopal faith she offers explanations of the faith and its rituals as she goes through a church year She is open with her feelings about the changes and sometimes strangeness of her new faith and how she grows to love it.


  5. Jason A. Gagnon Jason A. Gagnon says:

    This book is even better than Bishop Kallistos Ware s indispensable book, that is 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 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.