Orthodox Christians refer to the Virgin Mary by a number of different titles. The two most common are Theotokos and Mother of God. But why do we use these titles instead of simply referring to her as Mary—or Mary the Mother of Jesus? The short of it is that the titles we give to Mary […]
The Virgin Mary is quite important to Orthodox Christians. When you walk into an Orthodox Church you may notice people standing and praying in front of an icon of the Virgin and her son. What exactly is the role of the Virgin Mary in our lives as Christians? Frederica Mathewes-Green explains.
This article was originally published on Conciliar Post and was republished here, by the author, with permission from the Conciliar Post Advisory Board. The title “Mother of God” is given to Mary in both the Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Catholic) Churches. Used by early Christian writers such as Origen, Athanasius, and Augustine, the title seems to […]
This article was originally published on Conciliar Post and was republished here, by the author, with permission from the Conciliar Post Advisory Board. Mary is a touchy subject for Protestants. I get it. Really, I get it. The majority of my life I sat in the pews of a very conservative Protestant Church with very Protestant […]