Category Archives: Theotokos

“And the child, skipping and rejoicing, as if in a bed chamber, walked into the temple of God”

Then holding the child with great joy, Zacharias eagerly brought Mary into the holy of holies, perhaps saying words such as these to her: “Come, fulfilment of my prophecy! Come, completion of the promises of God! Come, seal of his … Continue reading

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“Remember me, that I am your creation; remember me, that I guarded the treasure entrusted me”

And about the third hour of the day, there was a great clap of thunder from the heavens, and a sweet fragrance, which caused all those present to be overpowered by sleep, except for the Apostles alone, and three virgins, … Continue reading

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“For at present she is the only one who has a place in heaven with her divinely glorified body in the company of her Son”

In ancient times there were many who attained to divine favour, glory, and power. As David says, “How precious also are thy friends unto me, O God! How great is their authority! If I should count them, they are mo … Continue reading

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Paschal Homily by Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, O.P.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, a warm welcome to all who join the Dominican friars on this Easter Sunday morning as we rejoice in the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. The eyes of all this morning … Continue reading

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“The Power of the hidden Father comes and in you will be clothed with a body”

The revelation went out from God to the pure one by means of Gabriel, the learned one, who teaches fine sayings. The man of fire was sent from God that he might bring the message from the house of the … Continue reading

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The Parousia of the Most Holy Theotokos

“The Lord comes in glory with all the holy angels and with the saints, with all that is holy on earth and heaven. But where is She,” asks Sergius Bulgakov, “the Most Pure and Most Beloved One, raised into heaven … Continue reading

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“Grace opened her eyes to see that she was a leaf of a tree which is the whole cosmos”

The Holy Virgin had the gift of this hypostatic prayer for the world already in the temple because when she was in the temple praying she made two discoveries: she discovered in her deep heart her consubstantiality with the whole … Continue reading

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