Monday, September 7, 2015

"Today is the proclamation of universal joy..."

The Most-holy Theotokos as an infant, being embraced by her parents, Sts. Joachim and Anna (source)
Today is the proclamation of universal joy! The barrenness of humans is pardoned, for the barren Anna becomes a mother of the virginal Mother of the Creator! The One Who is God by nature has taken our human nature and has worked salvation in the flesh, Christ the Lover of mankind and the Redeemer of our souls.
-Idiomelon of the Stichera for the Nativity of the Theotokos
Most-holy Theotokos, save us!

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