Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Protection of the Theotokos

I apologize for not posting this on time.

The Protection of the Theotokos--1/14 Oct

Around 936 A.D. a vigil was being held in the Church of Blachernae, Constantinople. A group of people saw the Mother of God, St. John the Baptist, and several other saints in the church. The Theotokos went to the center of the church where she knelt and prayed with tears. She then removed her veil and held it over the people. This was taken as a sign of protection and indeed the city was spared several times.

Source: Orthodox Wiki

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