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Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn

Who was the author of the Akathist Hymn? To this question there has not been given an answer till this day which would not be disputed.

The Theotokos as the Fleece of Gideon

With this incident, the Fathers of the Church saw the foreshadowing of the Theotokos. The Virgin accepted the dew of Heaven from above, namely the Holy Spirit.

The Theotokos as the Throne of God

The Panagia is a Throne. She is a glorified throne, in the words of Saint John of Damascus. “Rejoice, throne of God, glorified and pure; Rejoice, spacious palace.”