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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, the mother of God.
In 799 the 10th canon of the Synod of Salzburg prescribes four feasts in honour of the Mother of God: the Purification, 2 February; the Annunciation, 25 March; the Assumption, 15 August; the Nativity, 8 September.
Thus both child and mother were sanctified by the presence of Mary and the Word Incarnate [53]; filled as she was with the Holy Ghost, Elizabeth "cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15464b.htm   (10054 words)

  
 Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven
If anyone does not confess that God is truly Emmanuel, and that on this account the Holy Virgin is the Mother of God (for according to the flesh she gave birth to the Word of God become flesh by birth), let him be anathema (condemned, i.e.
The Scriptural basis of the unity of God, the eternity of the Word and the Incarnation is actually sufficient in itself to arrive at the conclusion that Mary is the Mother of God.
The Queen of that Kingdom is the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Lord God Jesus Christ.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/mother.htm   (1998 words)

  
 Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
I want tonight to speak of the Blessed Virgin, of the Mother of God, in her relation to us; to try to look at what we can learn from her, what she is as an image - almost an ideal image - of what we should be.
A pencil is put into his hand, the mother takes the hand in hers, and then begins to move it; and as long as the child does not know, and cannot foresee, what is expected of him, the lines are so perfect, the straights are straight, the curves are curved.
At the foot of the Cross we see the Mother of God wrapt in deep, tragic silence seeing the fulfillment of what had been begun when she brought her child to the Temple.
www.metropolit-anthony.orc.ru /eng/eng_15.htm   (2164 words)

  
 The Mother of God
For someone to believe that Mary is the mother of Jesus, and that Jesus is both God and man united in one Person, while at the same time denying that Mary is the Mother of God is remarkable, to say the least.
Because Mary is the mother of the Person of Jesus Christ, she can truly be called the Mother of God, while at the same time not be the mother of God the Father nor of God the Holy Spirit.
A Catechesis on Mary, Mother of God by Pope John Paul II and Introduction to Mary by Mark Miravalle and Mary and the Fundamentalist Challenge by Fr.
www.staycatholic.com /the_mother_of_god.htm   (2242 words)

  
 Mary: Mother of God
Mary was the mother of Jesus in both of these senses; because she not only carried Jesus in her womb but also supplied all of the genetic matter for his human body, since it was through her—not Joseph—that Jesus "was descended from David according to the flesh" (Rom.
Although Mary is the Mother of God, she is not his mother in the sense that she is older than God or the source of her Son’s divinity, for she is neither.
Rather, we say that she is the Mother of God in the sense that she carried in her womb a divine person—Jesus Christ, God "in the flesh" (2 John 7, cf.
www.catholic.com /library/Mary_Mother_of_God.asp   (1490 words)

  
 mary2
Unless Mary is, indeed, the Mother of God, no other title, certainly no superlative title of the Blessed Virgin would have any meaning; and because she is God's Mother, every title we might give her as the noblest of God's creatures pales by contrast with this one, Mater Dei.
Because she is the Mother of the only-begotten natural Son of God, she is therefore the Mother of God, because the Second Person of the Trinity is true God, co-eternal with the Father, and one in being with the Father.
Mary is the Mother of God because she is the Mother of Jesus Christ, in whose one divine Person the nature of man and the nature of God are inseparably united.
www.catholic.net /RCC/Periodicals/Faith/0506-97/mary2.html   (2347 words)

  
 Mother of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Therefore, Mary is truly the Mother of God the Son according to the flesh.
God evidently considers Mary quite special; she is even greater than the mother of the greatest prophet, John the Baptist.
Therefore it would be perfectly legitimate to call St. Anne the "Grandmother of God", or her husband, St. Joachim, the "Grandfather of God", or St. Joseph the "Foster-father of God", or Mary the Mother of God.
home.nyc.rr.com /mysticalrose/marian3.html   (4385 words)

  
 The Annunciation of the Theotokos
The feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is a feast of the Lord and of the Mother of God (Theotokos).
According to the interpretation of the holy Fathers the seed is the word of God and the intellect is the womb and the heart of man. Through faith the word of God is sewn in the heart of man and makes it pregnant with the fear of God.
This conception and birth is obtained with the implementation of the divine commandments, mainly with the return of the intellect in the heart and with the ceaseless monologistic prayer.
home.it.net.au /~jgrapsas/pages/annunciation.htm   (4814 words)

  
 Mother God
By calling God "Father," the language of faith indicates two main things: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and that He is at the same time goodness and loving care for all His children.
God's parental tenderness can also be expressed by the image of motherhood (Isaiah 66:13; Psalm 131:2), which emphasizes God's immanence, the intimacy between Creator and creature.
Nor is she the mother of the Persons: God the Father or God the Holy Spirit.] Jesus was not ashamed of claiming the God of Israel as His Father.
users.binary.net /polycarp/momgod.html   (1481 words)

  
 The Mary Page: Meditations
Consequently for Nestorius, Mary cannot be called "theotokos" (Mother of God), at least in the real sense demanded by the hypostatic union (the union of two natures, the human and the Divine, in the one Person of the Word).
Jesus is not God by the fact that He is conceived or born of Mary (this would not be a Mystery but an absurdity because it would make Mary mother of the Divine nature).
Mary is Mother of God because from her own flesh she gives to the Word a human nature like hers.
www.udayton.edu /mary/meditations/MotherofGod.html   (978 words)

  
 MARY, MOTHER OF GOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
  However, to say that God “let his face shine”, or “uncover his face ”, is to say that he is disposed to manifest to the people his benevolence and favor, in synthesis, his peace.
  Mary is Mother of God, to believe in her divine maternity, however, means to proclaim with certainty the infinite love of God for men and women, manifested in the Incarnation.
  Mary, the mother of Jesus, is mistress of the interior life, of prayer and of listening to the Word.
www.debarim.it /1enero_english.htm   (1638 words)

  
 Mary, Mother of God
To call Mary the "Mother of Jesus" and yet refuse to call her "Mother of God" is to diminish Jesus as well as Mary, for it is a denial that Jesus is truly or fully God.
The Virgin Mary is therefore the Mother of ALL of the PERSON of Jesus Christ, and is therefore truly Mother of God the Son.
In effect, in saying that Mary was the Mother of Jesus, but not the Mother of God, he was denying the reality of the incarnation.
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 Theotokos
The title, THEOTOKOS, "Mother of God," or "God bearer," was first officially accorded to Mary at the council of Ephesus in 431AD.
The title, theotokos (Mother of God), reasoned the Council, could rightly be given to Mary because, according to the Scriptures, He who was conceived of her was, by the Holy Spirit, called the "Son of God" and therefore, God, from the moment of His conception.
It is Scripturally correct to say Mary gave birth to a Child who is, and always was (from all eternity) God the Son (2nd Person of the Trinity), but she, a creation of God, did not give birth to God, which is the unfortunate connotation of that title.
www.biblicist.org /bible/mother.htm   (793 words)

  
 Body
Christ was truly generated and born by a human mother through the power of the Holy Spirit descending upon her from God the Father.
Christ is both fully God and fully man at the same time and in the same person, two complete natures united substantially together in hypostatic union, each nature possessing its own will and its own mode of operation, the human will in free and full harmony with, and in subordination to, the Divine Will.
Mt 27:56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
www.bridegroompress.com /sc/jesusdiv.htm   (5873 words)

  
 Mary, Mother of God - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
Mary’s role as mother of God places her in a unique position in God’s redemptive plan.
Paul’s further statement that “God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out ‘Abba, Father!’“ helps us realize that Mary is mother to all the brothers and sisters of Jesus.
As Jesus was “first” in God’s mind, Mary was “second” insofar as she was chosen from all eternity to be his mother.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay?id=1247   (498 words)

  
 Mother of God Icons, No inline images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A Legend says that this icon was made by Apostle Luka, and, since he knew the Mother of God personally, it shows how She really looked like.
Mother of God icon "The uninflammable bush", 18th century icon now in Orthodox church museum in Kuopio.
Mother of God icon "the Joy for all grieving".
www.ocf.org /OrthodoxPage/icons/theotokos_noin.html   (241 words)

  
 The Mother of God
From the church Mother of God Peribleptos (St. Clement’s), Ohrid.
Condition: Visible damage to the layer of paint in several places on the face of the Mother of God and her left hand.
However, the layer of paint from the later repainting of the Mother of God’s hiton and maphorion was not removed.
www.soros.org.mk /konkurs/019/eng/i03.htm   (215 words)

  
 3rd Ecumenical Council (Ephesus) - The Word Theotokos
Properly she bare a man, in whom the union with the Word was begun, but was still so little completed, that he was not yet called the Son of God." And in another place he says: "It is madness to say that God is born of the Virgin.
Throughout this volume I have translated it "Mother of God," and I propose giving my reasons for considering this the only accurate translation of the word, both from a lexico-graphical and from a theological point of view.
Of course the answer to the objection in each case is the same, it is not of the Godhead that Mary is the Mother, but of the Incarnate Son, who is God.
www.ccel.org /fathers/NPNF2-14/4Ephesus/Theotoko.htm   (1616 words)

  
 Mary: The Mother of God -- Apolonio's Catholic Apologetics, Philosophy, Spirituality
One might say, "If Mary is the Mother of God, does that mean she is the mother of the Trinity?" Well, to make them go in the right direction, let us relate Mary to the Persons of the Trinity.
Mary is the daughter of the Father; therefore she is the daughter of God.
And of course, Mary is the mother of Jesus therefore Mary is the mother of God.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a19.htm   (1108 words)

  
 EIPS - Mariolatry
Of the scores and scores of doctrines taught by the Roman Church without one shred of authority from the Scriptures, the exaltation of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, is one of the most prominent, and certainly one of the most unscriptural.
Every believer thanks God for Mary as the vehicle for the incarnation of Christ, and we honour her as God's chosen vessel, but to ascribe to her the place of near deity is idolatry and creature worship.
Beginning with the adoption of the term 'Mother of God' there were several steps in the development of present-day Mariolatry.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?rome_mary.htm   (1145 words)

  
 Father William Saunders
Jesus is true God and true man. In His person are united both a divine nature and a human nature.
However, objection to the title "Mother of God" arose in the fifth century, due to confusion concerning the mystery of the incarnation.
Mary is not Mother of God, the Father, or Mother of God, the Holy Spirit; rather, she is Mother of God, the Son—Jesus Christ.
www.ewtn.com /library/ANSWERS/MOTHEGOD.HTM   (669 words)

  
 Mother of God Kasperovskaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is somewhat similar to the Korsun Icon of the Mother of God, but, as distinct from it, this icon has representations of two saints—St.John the Baptist and St.Tatiana the Martyr—in the margins.
One night she prayed for a long time before an icon of the Mother of God, begging Her to ease the misery that had befallen her.
Suddenly she noticed that the faces of the Mother of God and of the Savior became bright and new again.
www.icon.lt /list/kasperovskaya.htm   (159 words)

  
 January 1, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Hence the Church confesses that Mary is truly "Mother of God".
The divine and virginal motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a singular salvific event: for Our Lady it was the foretaste and cause of her extraordinary glory; for us it is a source of grace and salvation because "through her we have received the Author of life"(127).
But when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
www.wf-f.org /SolemnityMary.html   (1026 words)

  
 Colorado Catholicism by Thomas J. Noel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To relieve crowding in neighboring parishes, Mother of God was created for the faithful living between Broadway and Downing Street, between East 1st and 8th avenues.
Upon discovering the basement pool dug for total immersion baptisms, Archbishop Vehr declared Mother of God "the only Catholic Church in Colorado with a swimming pool." A $16,000 remodeling filled in the "swimming pool" and added two sacristies.
A niche outside the addition was filled with a life-sized statue of the Mother of God, which keeps a vigil over passing Speer Boulevard motorists.
www.archden.org /noel/07026.htm   (587 words)

  
 Mother of God Catholic Church - Byzantine-Ukrainian Rite
Mother of God Catholic Church - Byzantine-Ukrainian Rite
Come and venerate the life-size icons and still be able to sponsor additional sacred icons in honor or memory of family members.
Pope John Paul II has frequently focused on the traditions and spirituality of the Christian brothers and sisters of the East, both the Eastern Rite Churches that are in union with the Pope, such as the Mother of God Catholic Church, and also the Orthodox Churches.
www.motherofgodchurch.org   (672 words)

  
 Corunum Catholic Apologetic Web Page
"AND so you say, O heretic, whoever you may be, who deny that God was born of the Virgin, that Mary the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ ought not to be called Theotocos, i.e., Mother of God, but Christotocos, i.e., only the Mother of Christ, not of God.
And of this utterly foolish argument whereby you think that the birth of God can be understood by carnal minds, and fancy that the mystery of His Majesty can be accounted for by human reasoning, we will, if God permits, say something later on.
Not thus, I say, was the holy Mary 'Theotocos,' the mother of God, but rather, as was said before, because in her sacred womb was wrought that most sacred mystery whereby, on account of the singular and unique unity of Person, as the Word in flesh is flesh, so Man in God is God."
www.cin.org /users/jgallegos/theotok.htm   (566 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Mother of God
Folks were drawn by hunger to know God and by a desire to form a true community, sharing news, prayers and cups of sugar over the back fence.
The Catholic Church was part of Mother of God's fabric, yet priests say they didn't report problems they saw to church leaders.
The Mother of God community still exists, in smaller form, and now operates under the supervision of the Archdiocese of Washington.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/local/longterm/library/mog/mogmain.htm   (225 words)

  
 ..:: Queen of All - A Biblical Examination of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary ::..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The appearances of the Mother of God in Medjugorje have been accompanied by a number of miracles, including physical healings (now numbered at 360), reports of the sun dancing or spinning in the sky, rosary links and medals that apparently change from silver to gold, and other phenomenon.
The apparitions of “Mary, the Mother of Jesus” were serenely animate, moving from one side of the church roof to another, as if to provide a direct view to all the surrounding throng, from which many called to her to come their way.
But God’s call is to "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues" ( Revelation 18:4).
www.harpazo.net /Queen.html   (8443 words)

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