Theotokos: Mary, Mother of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
Renew and deepen your love for the Mother of Jesus with this exploration of her role in Christian tradition — and in Christian living today
If you love Mary, you’re sure to love the superb celebration of our Blessed Mother that isTheotokos: Mary Mother of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
With enthusiasm and poetic sensibility, Archbishop Joseph discusses Mary as both Virgin and as Mother, explaining motherhood as a profound knowing of another person, a presence, a sharing, and a means of intercession, and virginity as perfect freedom and glory. He even provides a brief introduction to the historical developments leading up to Mary’s being affirmed as the Mother of God at the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D.
Archbishop Joseph uses Byzantine icons in order to explore various ways the Church has understood and celebrated Mary and her special role in our salvation, as well as the meanings of pivotal events in her life — from her conception in the womb of St. Anne, her nativity, and her entrance into the Temple to her giving birth to Jesus and her Assumption into Heaven.
Above all, Archbishop Joseph examines Mary’s role in our Christian life. He gives a concise history of how the Church has honored Mary in the Liturgy, in preaching, and in pilgrimages, and uses the Acathist Hymn of the Eastern Church in order to emphasize her importance for each individual Christian. Here, then, is Archbishop Joseph Raya’s outpouring of love for the Mother of God.
164 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.5″ —Madonna House Publications, 2018 — ISBN 978-1-77312-000-3
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