Orthodoxy, from my understanding, embraces mystery much more than a logical interpretation.
Anyway, why exactly is life a mystery? Why is it in mystery that we can come to know God?
Today's orthodoxy does embrace a lot of mystery. Not to be rude to Orthodoxy, (I consider myself as an Orthodox Christian), there is a lot of "fluff" that has been added. Many needless, pointless, and ornate things. Much of the power mongering hierarchy has changed what "Orthodoxy" is.
Orthodox Christians were never so involved in dogma as they are today pre-nicea. There was no actions such as: cross - bow - venerate icon - cross again, bow. I don't think God really cares about that stuff and its really weird to boot. Sure it can manifest a delusional euphoria of hyper spirituality, but thats all that kind of stuff does.
But that DOES NOT render "Orthodoxy" as invalid.
Orthodox is literally translated to "The right way".
This is not "Constantines way" or any other way. It's the way it was originally done. It was simply about being a Christian and following the teachings of Yeshua. There was no iconostatsis in worship, no icons involved in worship, tons of blessings of objects, no ICXC hand gestures. Oh yea, and Halos. It really got out of hand honestly. Of course, it got out of hand eons ago and has been a long standing tradition so I personally get slapped with "how dare you challenge".
Christianity was much more simplistic in the early days, even with all the martyrdom. Without doubt I do believe that the church picked up many pagan elements and implemented them into its own worship practice. Whether or not the church should have done this is another issue, but its "fluff" none the less and uneeded.
I believe this is where the "mystery" comes into play. Because it's all "mystical fluff", when in reality what it should be is "simple" and "clear". There always has to be long explanations for fluff. (think about icons for instance). So much dogma, so little clarity without mysticism.
In simplicity, logical reasoning is much easier to understand.