Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Theotokos: the Mother of God - A Moment with Mary
* June 2 – The 5th Ecumenical Council of Constantinople confirms the term of “Theotokos” (553)
* Theotokos: the Mother of God
June 2 – The 5th Ecumenical Council of Constantinople confirms the term of “Theotokos” (553)
Theotokos: the Mother of God
Unknown Byzantine artist of the 10th century
the first Christian community, as the disciples became more aware that
Jesus was the Son of God, it became ever clearer that Mary was the
Theotokos, the Mother of God…
As early as the
3rd century, an ancient text testifies that the Christians of Egypt
addressed this prayer to Mary: "We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother
of God: despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us
from all evil, O glorious and blessed Virgin…" (from the Liturgy of the
Hours). The expression Theotokos appears explicitly for the first time
in this text.
By the fourth
century, the term Theotokos was frequently used in the East and the
West… One can therefore understand the great protest movement that arose
in the fifth century when Nestorius cast doubt on the correctness of
the title "Mother of God" … In 431 the Council of Ephesus condemned his
theses and, in affirming the subsistence of the divine and human natures
in the one person of the Son, proclaimed Mary the Mother of God.
Saint John Paul II
General Audience of Wednesday, November 27, 1996
Council of Ephesus in 431, in the Basilica of Fourvière, Lyon