My copy of Frederica Mathewes-Green’s “Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity” has arrived, and I’m rather excited about it. I have what I commonly refer to as “the stack” of books that I’m working my way through. However, this one goes to the head of the line right away, and everything else is put on hold.
I’ve enjoyed Frederica’s podcasts and many writings for years now, and she’s never disappointed me; hence my excitement. So, if you’re in the mood to listen to a great Orthodox podcaster and writer, be sure to Google her name.
Also, while I’ve only read a couple of pages of her new book, I’m going to guess she’s done a good job. For example, here’s something she writes about regarding her husband’s (an Orthodox Priest) class he teaches to newcomers to the faith. At the very first class he writes on the board:
What you will not learn in this class: Orthodoxy
What you will learn: About Orthodoxy
Yep. That about sums it up nicely. Orthodoxy is a journey. A wonderful journey indeed. I like where this is headed.
Anyway, I’ll update you more later and let you know how the reading’s going.