FREDERICA.COM: Loving a Child with Autism

From Beliefnet via FREDERICA.COMLoving a Child with Autism

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(For those readers who aren’t Orthodox Christians, a Khorea is a priest’s wife and and also his co-laborer in the local parish; in this case Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lithincum, Maryland. Her husband is Father Gregory Matthewes-Green. )

Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green, an Orthodox Christian author, has published online a concise story of the first five years her family’s life with her grandson Adam, who has been diagnosed with autism. It is a reprint from Beliefnet, April 13, 2007, in their Christian Life, Family and Marriage section. Here it is (again):

FREDERICA.COM, April 12, 2007: Loving a child with autism

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Arms Open Wide

Loving a Child with Autism   

(For those readers who aren’t Orthodox Christians, a Khorea is a priest’s wife and and also his co-laborer in the local parish)

Khorea Frederica Matthewes-Green, an Orthodox Christian author, has published online a concise story of at least the beginning of  her and her family’s life with her grandson Adam, who has been diagnosed with autism. It is reprinted from Beliefnet, April 13, 2007, in their Christian Life, Family and Marriage section. Here it is (again):

 Loving a Child with Autism: http://www.frederica.com/writings/loving-a-child-with-autism.html

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2 Responses to “FREDERICA.COM: Loving a Child with Autism”


  1. 1 Xenia Grant October 9, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    My name is Xenia Grant. I am an Orthodox Christian in Denver. I also am autistic and know that many people on the autism spectrum have fears about God and the church.

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    • 2 armsopenwide October 9, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      Hellow, Xenia. Khorea Frederica is an exceptional writer, so I share her family’s experience. We have a catechumen who is on the autism spectrum who is doing a lot of work for St. Thekla Convent near Hanover, PA- he’s good with his hands but has found it difficult to find a job. There is also another young lady who comes occasionally with her parents. Myself, I’m just a little ADHD, or maybe a little more. Took the Aspergers test once and got mixed results. I find Orthodox worship everything to love and nothing to fear, but socializing afterward can be challenging.

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