Saint Mary Spiritual Revival’s Sermons 2013

Fr. Moussa Makram
(St. Abraam Church, Long Island, NY)
God Promises Eternal Life

Ralph Toss
(St. Peter & St. Andrew, Stamford, CT)
God’s Promise of Victory

Fr. Maxim Kobasuk
(St. Basil Seminary, Spiritual Director, Stamford, CT)
God’s Promise of Joy

Titles of the Holy Theotokos, Saint Mary

In this article, we will focus on the titles of Saint Mary, most of which come from the Old Testament. There is no woman about whom the prophets prophesied more about than the Virgin Mary. Many titles of Saint Mary are contained in the Old Testament. Many of her titles are recited in the Sunday Psali for the Virgin and the Sunday Theotokia in the Midnight Psalmody. Saint Mary is the one whom the Church elevates over the rank of the archangels, as we say in the hymn, “O Mary, you have been raised above the cherubim, and have become higher than the seraphim, O Mary.” (more…)

Saint Mary’s fast

We commemorate, by fasting and praises, the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church from August 7-22 every year. In the Orthodox Concept, Virgin Mary is referred to as the theotokos (bearer of God). As Gabriel the Archangel said to her, “Rejoice, Full of Grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” – Luke 1:28 (more…)

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