Poems about the Theotokos

Poems about the Theotokos

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In this final episode in preparation for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Fr. David Smith shares two of his favorite poems on the Theotokos: Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Of the Death of Mary, Three Pieces,” and Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe.” You won’t want to miss this episode of Harmony of Thunder!

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Fr. David Smith

Fr. David Smith is the senior priest at St.Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Syracuse, NY. He is a graduate of Drew University and Asbury Theological Seminary, as well as having a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/Antiochian House of Studies, granted in 2000. In addition, he has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NY and PA) since 2005. He is happily married with four children.