Item description for Mary, Worthy of All Praise: Reflections on the Virgin Mary by David Smith...
In the Gospel of Luke, we hear the angel's timeless proclamation to Mary, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women" (Luke 1:28). Every generation of Christians must contemplate these angelic words, for Mary is the Theotokos and Mother of Our Lord. Through its worship services, the Church gives us many opportunities to consider the place of the Mother of Jesus Christ in our lives. The beautiful Paraclesis service, sung every day during the Virgin's Lent, offers the perfect vehicle to do just that. Sung from the first to the fifteenth of August, and at other times of illness and distress, the Paraclesis is a supplicatory song, a canon of praise, a collection of eight odes of love, a series of poems celebrating with honor the mother of God.Father David Smith shares with us his own personal meditations on Mary. If you have a longing to make the Theotokos a greater part of your life, these thoughtful contemplations will encourage and profit you immensely.
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Studio: Conciliar Press Ministries Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 8.68" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2009
Publisher Conciliar Press
ISBN 1888212713 ISBN13 9781888212716
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More About David Smith
Fr. David Smith and his wife, Donna, have four children and live in Utica, New York, where he is the pastor of St.George Antiochian Orthodox Church.
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A devotional compilation of the Paraklesis Jan 12, 2005
For Eastern Orthodox Christians, Mary is the Theotokos and Virgin Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. As such, is behooves the Christian community to consider her place in our individual lives. The Paraklesis service (sun every day during the Virgin's Lent (August 1 to 15) offers the perfect vehicle for honoring Mary. Highly recommended reading, Mary, Worthy Of All Praise: Reflections On The Virgin Mary is a devotional compilation of the Paraklesis which is a supplicatory song (also appropriate for times of illness and distress), a canon of praise, a collection of eight odes of love, as well as a series of poems allied with scripture readings useful in both personal meditation and communal celebration.