Orthodox Thought for the Day


Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Mother of God is at His right hand

The Mother of God is so much closer to God than others who draw near to Him, that she is able to intercede more powerfully than any of them; and by this I mean not just human beings, but even all the ranks of angels.  Isaiah [the Prophet] writes of the highest order of angels in heaven: 'And the Seraphim stood round about Him' (Isa. 6:2); whereas David says of the Mother of God: 'At Thy right hand stood the queen ...' (Ps. 44[45]:8). ... the Seraphim are 'round about' God, but only the Queen of all stands beside Him. 

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