Talk: There's something about Mary: the Theotokos teaches us about Jesus Talk - Video
The Mary that many Christians venerate is covered with stories of apparitions and miracles, novenas, prayers and shrines. The Ancient Christian Church had a different experience of this young Jewish woman who participated in the Incarnation of Christ, raised Jesus and followed him all the way to the cross and ultimately she became a witness to His Resurrection. She is virgin, mother, Theotokos, Temple and so much more. We will acquaint ourselves with her, on her terms, in her time and appreciate more what she can teach us about who Jesus Christ is.
Father Elias Rafaj is the pastor of Saint John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church in Houston, Texas and Assistant Director of Religious Education for the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. He received his education in Rome, Thessaloniki and in Lebanon and holds a licentiate degree in Eastern Christian Studies with a specialization in Liturgy from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and degrees in Theology and Philosophy. Fr. Elias has been writing, studying and teaching icons for many years. (More: www.stjohnchrysostom.com/iconography.htm