Mary, mother of God

Mary, mother of God, a title given to her since the early centuries. Mater Dei for the Latins. Theotokos for the Greek.
Ancient Apse mosaic of the Theotokos (Virgin Mother and Child) in Hagia Sophia – Istanbul

Mary, mother of God

The first of January
Is dedicated to Mary
The mother of God

A title that disturbs many
All for different reasons

Mater Dei
Since the early centuries

If Jesus is Our Saviour and God
She, as His mother
Is mother of God

A mystery that feeds many
A joy for those who believe

Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and in the hour of our dead


Mother of God, here I stand – Clari Cantus

Biblical reading

Luke 2: 9-19

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them,

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

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