Tag: Theotokos

Ask About Orthodoxy: What’s the Big Deal About Mary?

On the first and third Mondays of each month, I will answer readers’ questions about Eastern Orthodoxy. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments, email them to me, or tweet them to me. Today’s question is Why do Orthodox Christians revere Mary so much? I remember when I first visited Ruamrudee International …

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On the Mother of God: Women as Life-Givers

Today at church we celebrated the Feast of the Nativity (Birth) of the Theotokos (Mary). Fr. Stephen pointed out that the liturgical year begins on September 1, and the first feast of the church calendar is Mary’s birth. The last one, celebrated on August 15, is her death (called “Dormition” in the Orthodox Church). Thus, …

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