Posts about Theotokos

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‘What a strange wonder’. Short setting (Choir of Vatopaidi)

Listen Now.  The choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sings the short setting of ‘What a strange wonder’ at the vigil for the feast of the Dormition…

Sep 11, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Did Our Lady give birth to God? Was God born of a woman?

Iraklis Filios   Saint Cyril of Alexandria wrote that the Mother of God sanctified the Holy Trinity! At first sight this is a scandalous statement….

Aug 31, 2017
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‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

The Choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sing the Doxastiko at Lauds for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, in plagial tone two. Source: pemptousia.com…

Aug 30, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Grandeur of the Mother of God [3]

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   If we see that some saints enjoy greater glory than others, this is due to the fact…

Aug 30, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Grandeur of the Mother of God [2]

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   So humility which comes as a natural result after we sin, especially when these…

Aug 28, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Raising Family in the Image of the Theotokos

Almost 35 years ago, I chose to leave the Canadian military and get married. My mother was not impressed. She had spent her entire adult life trying to…

Aug 28, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Grandeur of the Mother of God

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   When the most glorious and richest kings on earth have in mind to build their throne…

Aug 25, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who…

Aug 17, 2017
The Sounding Blog

The Theotokos: An Example for All Women to Emulate

“A fervent prayer, and a wall most unshakable A merciful spring And shelter of all mankind; Fervently we cry to you, Theotokos, our Lady, come to us…

Aug 17, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s…

Aug 16, 2017