Free Festive Listening: Frederica Mathewes-Green Reads the Nativity Kontakion


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imageDon't miss this rich and inspiring reading by Frederica of the entire Nativity Kontakion written by St. Romanos the Melodist and translated by Fr. Ephrem Nash. It was taken from the book On the Life of Christ: Kontakia, published in 1994 and available from Eighth Day Books. It is available online from Ancient Faith Radio.

Frederica is one of the premier writers in the Antiochian Archdiocese today, and is the author of numerous books about the faith.

Her work has appeared in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Times, First Things, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Touchstone, and the Wall Street Journal. She is a regular columnist for the multifaith web magazine Beliefnet.com, and she writes movie reviews for National Review Online.

She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Baltimore, MD, where he is pastor and she is “Khouria” (“Mother”) of the church they founded, Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Their three children are grown and married, and they have 9 grandchildren. You can write to Frederica by going to her website, www.frederica.com.