theotokos


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theotokos

(θɪˈɒtəˌkɒs)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the mother of God or the Virgin Mary; literally the 'God-bearer'
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According to the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace process which is under the auspices of the Embassy of Sweden, Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis celebrated an emotional liturgy for the feast of Dormition of the Theotokos (Assumption of the Virgin Mary) with approximately 400 faithful originally from the village of Palekythro attending
TRABZON (CyHAN)- The Divine Liturgy, marking the Dormition of the Theotokos, was held at the historical SE-mela Monastery in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon on Saturday, with Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I praying for an end to recent violence in the country.
23) The other option is the church of Mary Theotokos built on the summit by the Byzantine emperor Zenon around 489 C.
I have never had the opportunity to reflect at length on icons of The Protection of the Theotokos, The Life-Giving Fountain, The Burning Bush, The Bogolubskaya and The All-Seeing Eye of God.
In line with her call to reading deeply, she also calls for an "imaginative precision," which is particularly interesting in her exploration of the interpretation of the burning bush in relation to the Theotokos.
Newman: In Explanation, Chiefly in Regard to the Reverential Love Due to the Ever-Blessed Theotokos, and the Doctrine of her Immaculate Conception (London: Rivingtons, 1869).
There church fathers affirmed Mary as the Theotokos, or God-bearer.
Indeed, there is no intrinsic conflict between a eucharistic ecclesiology and a chrismatic one for several reasons: First, in the Eastern tradition the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ, because the Holy Spirit descends upon the elements and changes them, making Christ present just as he descended upon the Theotokos and made the Word flesh and blood within her womb.
Orthodox women spoke of the pride of place of the Myrhh-Bearing Women (who proclaimed Jesus' resurrection) and the Theotokos (Mary, the Mother of Jesus) in liturgical celebration as indicative of the high respect for women in their tradition.
The question for the early church was whether Mary should be proclaimed Theotokos, Mother of God, or simply Christokos, the mother of the humanity of Jesus.
Dionysius the Areopagite, Orthodox Christianity and the failure of environmental history, creation in the liturgies for the feasts of the Theotokos, and natural and supernatural revelation in early Irish and Greek monastic thought.
During the Christmas Fast one can east fish on December 06, Nikulden, or the day of St Nicholas, and on November 21, Vyvedenie Bogorodichno, or The Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple.