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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

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August 15: The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition (Falling asleep) of the All-holy Theotokos, celebrated on the 15th of August every year is the greatest among several others which commemorate her Blessed person and life.






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A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

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A prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

For these reasons therefore do not overlook us, the least of your servants, but intercede on our behalf; show your guardianship over us.






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Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

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Let us ask for the intercessions of the Theotokos for those in great need

Through her repose and her constant ministry on our behalf, the Theotokos shows the power of faith and the promise of life beyond death.






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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

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August 1st: The month of Theotokos begins

Our Mother, the Church, is again inviting us to celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Mother of our God.






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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Why I changed my mind

Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant views of Mary.






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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.






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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

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The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.






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The Theotokos as the Throne of God

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The Theotokos as the Throne of God

The Panagia is a Throne. She is a glorified throne, in the words of Saint John of Damascus. “Rejoice, throne of God, glorified and pure; Rejoice, spacious palace.”






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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

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The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21)

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple is believed to be not among the most ancient festivals of the Church.






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Questions often asked about the Mother of God the Most Holy Theotokos

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Questions often asked about the Mother of God the Most Holy Theotokos

Since Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the dead, conquering death for us, there is no reason why we cannot ask those in heaven to pray for us just as we ask those still living on earth for their prayers. After all, in Christ all are alive.






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The Genuine and True Celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos

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The Genuine and True Celebration of the Dormition of the Theotokos

The hymns compiled by the hymnographers of the Church for Christians to celebrate feasts, as well as today’s feast of the Dormition of our Panagia, are masterpieces, as much in the structure, images and cosmetic adjectives they use, as well as in their content, which respond to the great existential problems of man, such as about life and death.






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Why do we call the Virgin Mary “Theotokos” (Mother of God)?

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Why do we call the Virgin Mary “Theotokos” (Mother of God)?

The holy and great Synod therefore says, that the only begotten Son, born according to nature of God the Father, very God of very God, Light of Light, by whom the Father made all things, came down, and was incarnate, and was made man, suffered, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven.






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