Bread & Water, Wine & Oil- An Orthodox Christian Experience of God by Archimandrite Meletios Webber SP2 Worry, despair, insecurity, fear of death . . . these are our daily
companions, and even though we attempt to ignore them or try to crowd
them out, they are there, waiting for us in our quieter moments. It is
precisely where we hurt most that the experience of the Orthodox Church
has much to offer. The remedy is not a pep talk, or any simple
admonitions to fight the good fight, cheer up, or think positively.
Rather, the Orthodox method is to change the way we look at the human
person (starting with ourselves). According to two thousand years of
experience, Orthodoxy shows us how to â€œbe transformed by the renewing
of our mindâ€â€”a process that is aided by participation in the
traditional ascetic practices and Mysteries of the Church. In this
unique and accessible book, Archimandrite Meletios Webber first
explores the role of mystery in the Christian life, then walks the
reader through the seven major Mysteries of the Orthodox Church,
showing the way to a richer, fuller life in Christ.