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Nativity of the Theotokos.
a hymn to Mary, the Theotokos (Birthgiver of God) which is read or chanted (troparion or sticheron) during the Divine Services (Canonical hours and Divine Liturgy) of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.

“Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; Both now and ever and unto ages of ages amen”.

How should we not marvel at your Offspring, who is both God and man, all-honoured one? For without knowing man, 0 all-blameless, you gave birth in the flesh to a Son without father, begotten from the Father before the ages without mother, in no way undergoing change, or mixture or separation; but preserving intact the identity of either nature.

Therefore, Sovereign Lady, Virgin-Mother, implore Him that the souls may be saved of those who with right belief acknowledge you as Theotokos

*The icon is of the Jerusalem Theotokos.

“The Virgin Mary looks a lot like the one on the icon of the Virgin Mary of Jerusalem. She is exactly the same. I have seen her many times and I don’t know of any other icon resembling her so much”.

Elder Paisios the Athonite (1924 — 1994)

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