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Facing east : a pilgrim's journey into the mysteries of Orthodoxy

Author: Frederica Mathewes-Green
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Following the framework of the Orthodox calendar--from Lent to Pascha to Nativity, from Vespers to feasts to fasts--Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Apologetic writings
Biography
Apologetic works
Named Person: Frederica Mathewes-Green; Frederica Mathewes-Green
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederica Mathewes-Green
ISBN: 0060654988 9780060654986 0060654996 9780060654993
OCLC Number: 35814777
Description: xxii, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: In the passenger seat: December 21, 1991 --
pt. I. Preparing for Lent. February 11, 1995: How to make a church --
February 17: Beef stew on Friday --
February 18: Vespers before Lent --
February 26: Busy Sunday --
pt. II. Lent. March 5: Forgiveness vespers --
March 12: Icons --
March 17: The Akathist service --
March 19: Rose is pregnant --
March 22: The Baze-man --
March 26: Adoration of the cross --
March 31: Lillian's sister at the Akathist service --
April 5: Wide world of fasting --
April 9: Crones and starlets --
pt. III. Holy Week. April 19 (Wednesday): Anointing for healing --
April 20 (Thursday): The reading of the twelve gospels --
April 21 (Friday): The lamentations --
April 22 (Saturday): The liturgy of St. Basil --
pt. IV. Pascha. April 23: Pascha --
April 26: Peter Aslan is born --
May 11: Sheila's painting --
pt. V. Pentecost. June 11: Angry in church --
June 20: My conversion --
June 29: Inspiration plate --
July 15: Stephen's opinion --
July 29: Green linoleum floor --
August 5: Confession at the monastery --
August 6: Daughters --
August 13: Orthodox in Florida, closed communion --
August 20: Orthodos in Charleston, from western to eastern rite --
August 27: Presbyterian in St. Louis, stuffiness vs. awe --
September 13: Mental darkness --
September 23: The Jesus prayer --
October 2: Another kind of fasting --
October 11: Walking the land --
October 14: Orthodox in Chicago, Eugene and the weeping icon --
October 21: Tricky D's prayer --
November 12: Information night --
November 13: Plans for the land, choir rehearsal --
November 22: Thanksgiving: Litia and Artoklasia services --
November 29: Divine liturgy in Basil's living room --
December 3: Tracey's baptism, Chrismations --
December 10: Litia and Artoklasia at the land --
pt. VI. Nativity & theophany. December 23: Walking around the convent --
December 24: Nativity --
January 6, 1996: Blessing of the water --
January 7: The blizzard of '96 --
January 24: David's icon and Jasper --
January 27: The annual meeting --
February 1: Patron saints and martyrs --
February 2: Megan gets a nose ring --
pt. VII. Preparing for Lent. February 10: Greg's ordination --
Epilogue: June 30: Joining the dance --
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: an outline.
Responsibility: Frederica Mathewes-Green.
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"Following the framework of the Orthodox calendar--from Lent to Pascha to Nativity, from Vespers to feasts to fasts--Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission."--Jacket.

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