Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Lost Gospel of Mary

I'm finishing up this quick and easy book. It's nice to get the whole Tradition (I've heard in bits and pieces, mostly) of what the Orthodox Church aka "the early church" teaches on her life, and even her parent's life. Us Orthodox folk are crazy for Mary, and this book explains well why. I can't help but feel that Christians who all but ignore her are really missing out on her speedy intercessions and motherly comfort. The popular author puts it well, that she always points us to God. In our Churches she is the front and center icon, holding her Son, Our Lord, as our hope. She looks intently at us, as if saying, "Here He is...Our Salvation." The author addresses many of the Protestant concerns with the veneration of the Virgin Mary, as well as the differences in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic beliefs in Our Lady's regard. A beautiful read!


Blogger Michelle Melania said...

I was just looking at the book in our church bookstore on Saturday. Maybe I should buy it.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I love this book, too!

3:36 PM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

that's great that the book addresses a lot of the protestant issues. i would love to borrow this some time, i have a protestant family and the virgin mary is one of their biggest hang-ups with orthodoxy.

10:08 PM  
Blogger b said...

oh neat i think i might get that for my mom!

10:15 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I have heard about this book and was always curious to read it. I may just have to pick it up now. :)

By the way, I'd LOVE to have you come and play. Although, you may want to wait until next week since the house isn't in the safest condition yet. Skylar has been non-stop accident prone since we got here. :(

7:40 AM  

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