Katerina, Seraphim, John Maximovich, Silouan and Father Sophrony of Essex intercede with Christ Our God; that our souls may be saved.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Holy Mother of God...
Full of Grace... The Lord is with thee... Blessed among women... For You have borne Our Saviour!
Hail Myriam... to her parents their beloved, wished-for child, hence her name!
She desired whilst growing up in the temple, where her aged parents had deposited her towards the end of their earthly lives, to be the handmaiden of the one who was to be the mother of The Lords chosen one. Father Zacharias of St. John Baptist Monastery, Essex explaines her humbleness in her prayer for this desire before God which granted her to be raised up from the lowest place (of service to another who would be chosen) to be the very chosen Mother for God; Who came to BE LIFE for those who chose, and choose, to follow Him. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; The Word became flesh and dwe;t among us..." This Word, This Person, is life giving, but not just by reading and but by actual acceptance and interaction, actual participation with the Person of Christ, The Father, and The Holy Spirit. As God grew in the womb of Mary, Mother of God, let us ask that He visit our hearts and minds as we look to the final enactment of The Incarnation - Holy Pascha, Our Passover, and the love which is poured upon mankind, made in His image, which continues to turn it's back on that LOVE and healing and let us pray; Lord Have Mercy.
Married to Michael, happily!
Orthodox Christian Canine Carer, while owners go on their holidays.
Love all my family and friends wherever they are, in this life or the next.
Repentance is the key to happiness!