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At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy

At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy

by Frederica Mathewes-GreenFrederica Mathewes-Green


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Acclaimed author Frederica Mathewes-Green takes us through a typical Divine Liturgy in her little parish of Holy Cross in Baltimore, setting of her well-loved book Facing East. Interspersed with reflections on the liturgy and the Orthodox faith are accounts of adventures around the country. In all the places she visits and all the people she meets, Frederica finds insights about faith, American life, and what it means to be human, and she shares these insights with the wit, pathos, and folksy friendliness that have made her one of the most beloved spiritual writers in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781888212341
Publisher: Conciliar Press
Publication date: 05/27/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,184,755
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Frederica Mathewes-Green is a wide-ranging author whose work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Touchstone, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a radio and TV commentator, a columnist, book and movie reviewer, records a podcast for Ancient Faith Radio, and was a consultant for Veggie Tales. Frederica is a popular speaker and has been interviewed almost 700 times. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Baltimore, MD, where he is pastor and she is the "Khouria" of the parish they founded, Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Their three children are grown and married, and they have 13 grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Re-Scandalized

At the Corner of Maple and Camp Meade Road

1. The Curse of the Law

7:53 a.m.: Kairon, Vesting Prayers, and Proskomedia

2. Jesus of Santa Rosa

At a Mexican Restaurant in Santa Rosa

3. Suffering

8:31 a.m.: Matins

4. Dirty Words

At a Radio Station in Baltimore

5. The Virgin Theotokos

9:36 a.m.: The Divine Liturgy: Opening Antiphons and Litanies

6. Carolyn Writes an Icon

At a Townhouse in Arbutus

7. Holy Texts and Holy Doubt

9:55 a.m.: The Little Entrance, Trisagion Hymn, Scriptures, Sermon

8. Sad Santa

At a Thrift Shop in Glen Burnie

9. Not Seeker-Friendly

10:12 a.m.: Prayer for the Catechumens

10. Twelve-inch Mohawk

At a Campsite in Bushnell

11. Something Specific

10:15 a.m.: Cherubic Hymn, Great Entrance, Kiss of Peace, Creed

12. My Father

In a Place Unknown

13. Not Like Judas

10:42 a.m.: The Eucharistic Prayer

14. Rachel Weeping

At a Prison in Coldwater

15. “This is a hard saying”

10:54 a.m.: Receiving Communion

16. Where Will You Spend Eternity?

At a Buffet in Selma

17. Lasagna

11:11 a.m.: Concluding Prayers and Dismissal

Appendix: First Visit to an Orthodox Church

Twelve Things I Wish I’d Known

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