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  • Welcome to the Orthodox Church

  • An Introduction to Eastern Christianity
  • By: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Narrated by: Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.

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  • Oh my! Everything I hoped, and SO much more!

  • By Jrhd437 on 03-21-17

Not what I was looking for

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Reviewed: 11-18-17

I was disappointed and unable to finish the audiobook. I must not have looked closely at it's content. i was looking for a history of Orthodox (Eastern) Christianity. This book would be more appropriate for an individual interested in joining a branch of the Eastern Church and the current practices. It is not without the usual stereotypes of the Western tradition and it's beliefs.