Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Frederica Mathewes-Green, the “khouria” (priest’s wife, “mother”) of Holy Cross Church, is an author and speaker. She writes columns for, movie reviews and commentary for National Review Online, and other articles for a wide range of publications including Christianity TodayBooks & Culture, and First Things. In addition to her books and other writing, Frederica speaks at colleges, conventions, and churches across the country.

She lives with her husband, the Very Reverend Father Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Linthicum, MD, where he is pastor and she is “Khouria” (“Mother”) of the parish they founded, Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Their three children grew up and got married, and they now have eleven grandchildren. Since 1997, Frederica has been recording books for the blind with the Radio Reading Network of Maryland.

For more information on Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green, including scheduling for speaking engagements, archives of her articles, book previews, family pictures and contact information, visit

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