Orthodox Thought for the Day


Monday, August 13, 2012

The Mother of God--the Queen of Heaven

At Thy right hand stood the queen, arrayed in a vesture of in-woven gold, adorned with various colors,as the Psalmist and Prophet says of [the Most Holy Theotokos] (Ps. 44[45]:8).  And you should take this garment interwoven with gold to mean her divinely radiant body --- adorned with every type of virtue.  For, at present, she is the only one who has a place in heaven with her divinely glorified body in the company of her Son.  Earth, the grave and death could not ultimately detain her life-giving body, which has held God and been a more beloved habitation for Him than heaven and the heaven of heavens. 

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