Welcome to the Orthodox Church! Join Frederica Mathewes-Green on a journey into the Eastern Orthodox Church. Learn about Orthodox teachings and dogma, Orthodox architecture and terminology, and what it means to live an Orthodox life.
From the introduction:
Welcome to the Orthodox Church—its history, theology, worship, spirituality, and daily life. Mathews-Green provides commentary and explanations on everything from how to “venerate” an icon, the Orthodox understanding of the atonement, to the Lenten significance of tofu. It’s the perfect book for inquirers and newcomers, but even readers who have been Orthodox all their lives say they learned things they never knew before.
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An Introduction to the Orthodox Worship Space
What Do You Mean, ‘Pray to the Saints?’
The Sign of the Cross, Icons, and Tradition
The Role of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church
Why Do Orthodox Christians Call Mary the Theotokos?
What Does Unity Mean in the Orthodox Church?
Division in Christendom: The Great Schism & Reformation
The Empowerment of the Laity in Orthodoxy
Why So Many Different Orthodox Churches?
Why Aren’t There Pews in Many Orthodox Churches?
One Thing That Surprised Me About Orthodoxy
The Choir and the Chanters in the Orthodox Church
The Liturgical Calendar and the Twelve Great Feasts
Theosis Part I: Glowing with the Light of Christ
Theosis Part II: The Goal of Orthodox Christianity
Theosis III: The Energy of God in You
Theosis IV: God as Light and Fire
The Condition of Sin According to the Orthodox Church
God as Light and Fire: The Hellfire of God’s Love
Understanding the Atonement in the Orthodox Church
A Little More About the Orthodox Worship Space
The Vespers Service in the Orthodox Church
The Sacrament of Confession in the Orthodox Church
Frederica Mathewes-Green on the Jesus Prayer
Why Orthodox Christians Practice Closed Communion
Exploring the Orthodox Household
Eastern Orthodox Fasting and Coffee Hour
Relics in the Orthodox Church: Why Do We Have Them?
Why Orthodox Use Incense in Worship
Why Do Orthodox Christians Repeat ‘Lord Have Mercy’?
An Overview of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy
Frederica’s Story: Experiencing More of God
Why Eastern Orthodox Christianity? – Series Conclusion