Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers


Mary seems to us like some sealed epistle, Wherein were concealed the secrets and the deep things of the Son of God. She offered her pure body like an untainted parchment, Whereon the Word inscribed Himself bodily. The Son is the Word, and she, the epistle, as we have said, Whereby pardon was sent to the whole world. An epistle was she, not one imprinted with a seal after being written: But which the Divine Persons had already sealed, and then wrote. They sealed it and wrote it, and it was read without ever being opened, For in it the Father revealed mysteries extraordinarily sublime. Mar Jacob of Serugh, A Homily on the Blessed Virgin Mother of God, Mary.

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