Welcome to the Orthodox Church

  • by Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Narrated by Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the Orthodox Church - its history, theology, worship, spirituality, and daily life. This friendly guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Orthodoxy, but with a twist: listeners learn by making a series of visits to a fictitious church, and get to know the faith as new Christians did for most of history, by immersion. 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 listeners who have been Orthodox all their lives say they learned things they never knew before. Enjoyable, easy-to-listen-to and leavened with humor, Welcome to the Orthodox Church is a gracious guide to the ancient faith of the Christian East.

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Loved it

Kh. Mathewes-Green gives such an actual picture of life at an Orthodox Church. I especially liked all of her explanations of church etiquette. She has a beautiful voice that is soothing to listen to.
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- cynthia c. ward

Excellent introduction to Orthodoxy

At once spiritual and approachable I welcome everyone to read this book


God bless you
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- Alexander Resnikoff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2016
  • Publisher: Frederica Mathewes-Green