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First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew
     

First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew

by Frederica Mathewes-Green
 

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Join Frederica Mathewes-Green on a guided retreat through an ancient Orthodox text. Regardless of your denominational background, First Fruits of Prayer will bring to life the prayer experience of first millennium Christianity through immersion in this poetic hymn, an extraordinarily beautiful work that is still chanted by Christians around the world each Lent. It

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Join Frederica Mathewes-Green on a guided retreat through an ancient Orthodox text. Regardless of your denominational background, First Fruits of Prayer will bring to life the prayer experience of first millennium Christianity through immersion in this poetic hymn, an extraordinarily beautiful work that is still chanted by Christians around the world each Lent. It weaves together Old and New Testament Scriptures with prayers of hope and repentance and offers ancient ways of seeing Christ that still feel new today.

“Fascinating and sometimes magisterial…. A skilled interpreter of the theology and history of the Orthodox tradition, Mathewes-Green arranges the Great Canon of St. Andrew…into 40 readings accompanied by scriptural references, commentary, theological reflection and questions.” —Publishers Weekly

“Rick Warren gave us 40 days of purpose. Frederica Mathewes-Green gives us 40 days of deep prayer and reflection…. This is destined to become a devotional class for generations to come.”—Dallas Morning News

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"Frederica Mathewes-Green offers a spiritual roadmap for people seeking enlightenment, one day at a time. These Christian teachings are provocative, comforting, and enlightening, and they are presented with Green's trademark warmth and gentle humor."

                                    --Amy Dickinson, columnist, the Chicago Tibune

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ISBN-13:
9781557256119
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Frederica Mathewes-Green is one of today's most respected voices on Orthodoxy in America. She has been interviewed in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Time, among other publications, and is the author of eight books, including The Illumined Heart: Capture the Vibrant Faith of Early Christians, and The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayers. Visit her at www.fredrica.com

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