Monday, June 22, 2015

"She who has begotten God" - A Moment with Mary

* June 22 - Proclamation of the dogma of Mary, Mother of God, in Ephesus (431)  * "She who has begotten God"   ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 22 - Proclamation of the dogma of Mary, Mother of God, in Ephesus (431) 

"She who has begotten God"

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

The expression Theotokos, which literally means, "she who has begotten God," can at first sight seem surprising. In fact it raises the question as to how it is possible for a human creature to give birth to God.

The answer of the Church's faith is clear: Mary's divine motherhood refers only to the human begetting of the Son of God but not, however, to his divine birth. The Son of God was eternally begotten of God the Father, and is consubstantial with him. Mary, of course has no part in this eternal birth.

However, the Son of God assumed our human nature 2,000 years ago and was conceived by and born of Mary. In proclaiming Mary "Mother of God," the Church thus intends to affirm that she is the "Mother of the Incarnate Word, who is God." Her motherhood does not, therefore, extend to all the Trinity, but only to the Second Person, the Son, who, in becoming incarnate took his human nature from her…

A mother is not only mother of the body or of the physical creature born of her womb, but of the person she begets. Thus having given birth, according to his human nature, to the person of Jesus, who is a divine person, Mary is the Mother of God.

Saint John Paul II
General Audience of Wednesday, November 27, 1996 – Translation by Osservatore Romano

Let’s pray together 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.


Русский: Митра иерейская. Фон - ткань золотого...
Russian: Mitre priestly. Background - cloth of gold color with "metallic" effect. Gold sewing cantle. Hand embroidery silk and metallic thread. Icons - wood, gesso, tempera and gold tvorёnoe. Shown are images of selected saints - a total of eight icons. All the work is finished with natural pearls, precious stones and crystals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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