International Women’s Day 8 March: Virgin Mary, the Woman who changed the world!
The two articles that follow below, «On the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary» and «On the ancestral sin of the holy and ever virgin Mary», are the chapters 50 and 51 of the Treasury of Orthodoxy of Bishop Theophilos of Campania (1749 1795). We place them here at this time so that we may be go deeper into the Mystery of the Theotokos and the Incarnation of the Son of God which constitute the Chapter of our Salvation.
Lessons in Orthodox Faith and Theology by Fr.Vassilios Papavassiliou.
In the “conversation” that follows, the red print represents the Russellite’s arguments (which are exactly the same arguments that any Protestant would support) and in black print are the arguments of our O.O.D.E. colleague. Certain intense expressions by both persons are justified, given the immediacy of the conversation in the forum. We are certain that neither of the two […]
The Veneration of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church
The piety of the Church gives a rather prominent place to the one whom we call the Theotokos, she who gave birth to God, the ever-virgin Mary. On August 15th, we celebrate the major feast day known as the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Mother of God. Three weeks from that date, on September 8th, […]
The word “mystery” is of Greek derivation, and dates from pre-Christian times. For the ancient Greeks, “mysteries” were those religious rites which involved some process of “initiation”, that is to say an introduction into and familiarisation with some “mystical” and hidden truths. The most well known of these rites were the “Eleusinian”. From the verb […]