Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green is a wide-ranging author whose 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 has been a radio and TV commentator, a columnist, book and movie reviewer, records a podcast for Ancient Faith Radio, and was a consultant for Veggie Tales. Frederica is a popular speaker and has been interviewed almost 700 times. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Baltimore, MD, where he is pastor and she is the “Khouria” of the parish they founded, Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Their three children are grown and married, and they have 13 grandchildren.

In addition to the books shown below, she is also author of Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy, The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation, The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer, First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey through the Canon of St. Andrew, The Lost Gospel of Mary: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts, The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God, and Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity.

AFP publications include: 12 Things I Wish I Had KnownGender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism,  and At the Corner of East and Now.




  • 12 Things I Wish I Had Known
  • Gender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism
  • At the Corner of East and Now

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