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St. Mary
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
(Luke 1:50)

Ettu Nombu Special
Day 8, Theme: Nativity of St. Mary - The Theotokos
Volume 6 No. 372 September 8, 2016

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Pointing The Way

Archbishop His Eminence Yeldo Mor Theethose at St. Peters and St. Paul Syriac Orthodox Church, Southfield, Michigan explaining the significance of a painting of St. Mary with Jesus Christ. For details, please see the article in today's Journal.

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I. Nativity of St. Mary (September 8)

1. From Malankara World Journal Archives:

Nativity of St. Mary Specials MWJ_8day_Lent_archives.htm#Nativity  

II. Eight Day Lent (Nativity of St. Mary Lent) Sep 1-8

2. From Malankara World Journal Archives:

Eight Day Lent Reflections and Meditations MWJ_8day_Lent_archives.htm#8Nombu

 III. Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary

3. Please visit Malankara World Supplement on St. Mary to learn more about St. Mary - nativity, life, death etc. You can find prayers of intercession, homilies, articles etc. too.

You will find it here:

IV. Featured Articles - Theotokos

4. Introduction to the Theotokos, Mother of God

Mary is the Theotokos (mother of God); but she is our mother too (as well as the mother of the church, and the mother of the world.) When Jesus saw Mary and the disciple he loved at the foot of the cross, he uttered the famous "Woman, behold your son!" (John 19:26) Although it was implied that he was referring to John as the son, strictly speaking Jesus did not specify who he was referring to. ...

5. The Life Story of the All-holy Virgin Mary from Her Birth Until the Annunciation

In the birth of the All-holy Virgin Mary we have the beginning of the the sacred history of the New Testament, the history of our salvation. It was the preparation for the incarnation of the Son of God, the advent of God in the flesh. ...

6. The Mother of God in the Orthodox Church

In the Orthodox Church the presence of Mary is defined by only two dogmas. The two dogmas adopted by the ecumenical councils affirm that Mary is Mother of God and that she is the ever-Virgin. All the rest of what we know about her comes from the Ecclesial Tradition, history, popular devotion, and the Holy Spirit. ...

7. Mary, Our Mother

The path God has chosen for a child may be very different than the dreams of a mother, yet it is a path that will always bring true fulfillment. It is a powerful and beautiful prayer when a mother asks God for the grace to conform completely and joyfully her will for her children with His will for them. ...

8. The Virgin Mary bore the King and the Kingdom, the Messiah and the Church

Having given birth to the Savior at one particular moment in time, Mary has continued to give the Savior to the world ever since. It is her one desire, her unending gift of joy and life to each of us. "And how does this happen to me," we ask ourselves, "that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" ...

9. Church Fathers on the Mother of God (Theotokos)

Documents illustrating that the Church Fathers believed Mary was truly the Mother of God.

10. Mary, Mother of God, Mother for All

The Mother of God! This is the first and most important title of Our Lady. It refers to a quality, a role which the faith of the Christian people, in its tender and genuine devotion to our heavenly Mother, has understood from the beginning. ...

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