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-Green
     
 

ISBN-10: 1888212349

ISBN-13: 9781888212341

Pub. Date: 05/15/2009

Publisher: Conciliar Press

Eastern Orthodoxy is one of North America's fastest-growing faiths, yet relatively few people understand this non-Western form of Christianity. Steeped in icons, incense, historic saints, mystical writings, and ancient spiritual disciplines, Orthodoxy is a mystery in much of the West. At the Corner of East and Now helps the reader understand both the roots of this age

Overview

Eastern Orthodoxy is one of North America's fastest-growing faiths, yet relatively few people understand this non-Western form of Christianity. Steeped in icons, incense, historic saints, mystical writings, and ancient spiritual disciplines, Orthodoxy is a mystery in much of the West. At the Corner of East and Now helps the reader understand both the roots of this age-old tradition and the passion with which it is practiced by its contemporary followers.

Weaving her narrative with stories, essays, and reflections on the 1,600-year-old liturgy of the Church, Frederica Mathewes-Green critiques contemporary culture through the lens of one who seeks to live by the tenets of an ancient spiritual practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888212341
Publisher:
Conciliar Press
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Re-Scandalized At the Corner of Maple and Camp Meade Road1
1.The Curse of the Law 7:53 AM: Kairon, Vesting Prayers, and Proskomedia15
2.Jesus of Santa Rosa At a Mexican Restaurant in Santa Rosa33
3.Suffering 8:31 AM: Matins49
4.Dirty Words At a Radio Station in Baltimore68
5.The Virgin Theotokos 9:36 AM: The Divine Liturgy: Opening Antiphons and Litanies83
6.Carolyn Writes an Icon At a Townhouse in Arbutus98
7.Holy Texts and Holy Doubt 9:55 AM: The Little Entrance, Trisagion Hymn, Scriptures, Sermon112
8.Sad Santa At a Thrift Shop in Glen Burnie127
9.Not Seeker-Friendly 10:12 AM: Prayer for the Catechumens146
10.Twelve-Inch Mohawk At a Campsite in Bushnell156
11.Something Specific 10: 15 AM: Cherubic Hymn, Great Entrance, Kiss of Peace, Creed175
12.My Father In a Place Unknown192
13.Not Like Judas 10:42 AM: The Eucharistic Prayer200
14.Rachel Weeping At a Prison in Coldwater215
15."This Is a Hard Saying" 10:54 AM: Receiving Communion238
16.Where Will You Spend Eternity? At a Buffet in Selma250
17.Lasagna 11:11 AM: Concluding Prayers and Dismissal266
Appendix AFirst Visit to an Orthodox Church--12 Things I Wish I'd Known269
Appendix BFor Further Reading276

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