The orans position only shows the Theotokos
as intercessor for humanity, a role she takes in much Orthodox prayer.
"The charities we work with are from the Republic of Cyprus and they tend to come from the Limassol area, like the St Lucas School, the Theotokos
Foundation, the day care centre in Ypsonas, the Red Cross and the Autism Society.
The debate if Mary would be honored as Theotokos
(God bearer), or Christokos (Mother of God), was decided during the third Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431.
Cabatingan said they monitored Alcantara celebrating mass at the Holy Theotokos
Church in Trece Martires City last Jan.
At the Christmas Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos
in Sarajevo, led by Metropolitan of Dabar-Bosna, Hrizostom, an epistle was read signed by the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej and all the archbishops of the Church.
I'm a Jew whose daily practice includes Hebrew and Sanskrit mantra, silent meditation, and adoration of the Mother in all her forms: Mary Theotokos
, the Mother of God among them.
The EasternA Orthodox ChurchA celebrates it as one of its twelve Great Feasts, with the first documented celebration of the feast in any calendar being the mention of Entry of the All-Holy Theotokos
Her privilege as Theotokos
("God-bearer") exempts her from original sin, and after her earthly sojourn, she does not undergo decay but is assumed into heaven.
In 484 ad, during the reign of the emperor Zeno --476-491 ad--, the Church of Mary Theotokos
, a large octagonal church was built on the summit of Mount Gerizim (Bagatti, 2002: 71).
Among the multitude of appellatives of the Mother of God, I will analyse: Theotokos