The Life of the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos

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The most complete text on the life of the Mother of God from her Conception to her Dormition and bodily translation, including her role in the Church, treated within the framework of Sacred Scriptures, Holy Tradition, Patristics and other ancient writings, together with the Liturgical and Iconographic Traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church.

640 pages, 300 icons, sketches, photos, and 4 maps.

The hardbound texts of this series are profusely illustrated with icons, sketches and maps. The hardbound titles of our Lives of the Saints Series are a series of gold-stamped burgundy covers, with acid-free pages

Table of Contents

Chapter I.

1 The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Virgin Mary

Chapter II.

12 The Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Chapter III.

24 The Entrance of the Virgin Mary Into the Temple

Chapter IV.

53 The Virgin Growing Up in the Temple

Chapter V.

60 The Virgin Comes of Age

Chapter VI.

74 The Annunciation of the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Chapter VII.

119 The Mother of God Visits Righteous Elisabeth

Chapter VIII.

134 Joseph Reproaches the Mother of God

Chapter IX.

152 The Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Chapter X.

201 Wise Men Out of the East

Chapter XI.

221 The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Flesh

Chapter XII.

225 The Meeting of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Temple

Chapter XIII.

254 The Massacre of 14,000 Infants in Bethlehem and Its Borders

Chapter XIV.

265 The Flight Into Egypt

Chapter XV.

289 Daily Life

Chapter XVI.

312 Christ at Twelve Years Old in the Temple

Chapter XVII.

321 The Repose of the Righteous Elder Joseph

Chapter XVIII.

324 The Marriage at Cana

Chapter XIX.

336 Christ Shows Who is His Mother, Brother and Sister

Chapter XX.

345 Christ Shows Who is Blessed

Chapter XXI.

348 The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Chapter XXII.

376 The Theotokos and the Myrrh-bearers:
Mary Magdalene, Mary, Joanna, Salome, Susanna, Mary and Martha

Chapter XXIII.

405 The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Chapter XXIV.

409 The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Pentecost

Chapter XXV.

417 The Early Years of the Church in Jerusalem

Chapter XXVI.

432 The Theotokos on Mount Athos

Chapter XXVII.

440 The Theotokos Returns to Jerusalem

Chapter XXVIII.

447 The Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Chapter XXIX.

481 The Theotokos is Bodily Translated on the Third Day

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495 A. Mary Theotokos and the Church

502 B. The Gospel Reading for the Feasts of the Theotokos


507 The Theotokos as Mediatress

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524 List of Icons, Illustrations, Layouts and Maps

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534 End Notes

599 Bibliography

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