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What does Theotokos mean

By OPA Editor, on 03 October, 2011

What do Orthodox Christians believe about the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos? What does Theotokos mean? Why is she known as Ever-Virgin? What are the Feast Days of the Theotokos? What does Theotokos mean? Theotokos simply means “God bearer” or “Birth-giver of God” and is used in reference to t...

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The Dormition of the Most H...

by Steve , on 02 October, 2011

The Dormition of the Most-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Commemorated by the Orthodox Church on 15 th August. The most important Feast of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church’s liturgical calendar is that of her Dormition or Falling-Asleep. There is a two-week fast leading up to the Feast of the Dormition, beginnin...

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Holy Protection

by Fr Kyril , on 29 September, 2011

According to the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church, on Sunday 1 st October, during the All-Night Vigil service, when the Blachernae church was filled with people, St Andrew (known as the Fool-for-Christ and commemorated on 2 nd October), lifted his eyes towards the heavens and saw the Theotokos surrounded by heavenly light and accompanied by ...

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