“For He hath looked upon the lowliness of His handmaiden; for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”—(Luke 1:48)
A right understanding of Mary, the Mother of God is essential for a right understanding of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. When her image is distorted, the image of her Son also becomes distorted.
This concise little book is a classic exposition of how the Orthodox Christian Church has venerated the Mother of God throughout the ages, and on the chief errors that have sought to change or undermine this veneration: both ancient heresies and the later deviations of Western Christendom. It clearly tells why the Virgin Mary should truly be called the Mother of God and should be honored by all generations, and why at the same time She cannot be said to have been unable to sin, or considered a Co-Redemptress along with Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world.
Written by a miracle-worker of modern times who was in close spiritual contact with the Mother of God - St. John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896-1966) - this work was translated by an American convert to the Orthodox Faith who was a beloved disciple of St. John: Hieromonk Seraphim Rose of Platina (1934-1982).
88 pp., illustrated, paperback
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UPDATE 2/27: Glory to God, the monastery finally had its power restored last night after an outage of nearly two weeks following the severe ice storm of Feb 15th. However, phones and internet service are still down and the divine services are therefore unable to be live-streamed.
We are working to fulfill orders placed via our online store as quickly as we are able, however our stock has been heavily depleted since production was severely debilitated during the weeks we had only generator power. We appreciate everyone's patience as we are doing our best to run our business during these circumstances.
We are still working to repair all the damage done by the ice storm. This has been greatly aided by the overwhelming outpouring of support from people across the country and even across the world, for which we are extraordinarily grateful. May God richly reward all the hundreds of people who have stepped forward to help us in our time of need!
Above all, we are grateful for everyone's prayers. Please continue to pray for us, and be assured of our unworthy prayers for you!