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MARYS ASSUMPTION LIGHT OF FAITH ORTHODOX REFLECTIONS Margo Snyder

MARYS ASSUMPTION LIGHT OF FAITH ORTHODOX REFLECTIONS

Margo Snyder

Published August 11th 2013
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49 pages
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ORTHODOX REFLECTONSMARYS SAILING ON THE SEA GREEK ORTHODOX REFLECTIONSAccording to this tradition, Lazarus was very grieved because he could no longer see the Mother of our Lord his friend-for this reason he sent a ship to the Holy Land, to bringMoreORTHODOX REFLECTONSMARYS SAILING ON THE SEA GREEK ORTHODOX REFLECTIONSAccording to this tradition, Lazarus was very grieved because he could no longer see the Mother of our Lord his friend-for this reason he sent a ship to the Holy Land, to bring Her as well as St. John the apostle and other disciples, to Cyprus.But while the ship with our Lady and Her companions was sailing towards Kition, a great storm in the sea curried them far away, in the Aegean Sea, on the shores of Mt. Athos, in Greece.Relics of St. Lazarus,Larnaca, CyprusFrom there, our Lady, after converting the idolaters into Christianity and seeking Her Sons blessings and protection for all those who, in the future, were to fight the good fight of faith (as monks and ascetics) on the mountain,She sailed back to Cyprus. Finally, She arrived at Kition where She met Lazarus, to whom She brought, as a present, a bishops pallium, woven in Her own hands. Having blessed the local Church of Kition, She returned to the Holy Land.ASSUMPTION OF MARYBYZANTINE PRAYERSASSUMPTION OF MARYBLESSINGS OF SEEDIn ancient times we have been taught that when Mary, the Mother God, fell asleep the whole company of the Apostles - except Thomas - was miraculously brought together in Jerusalem. Amid divine and heavenly praises they commended her soul into the hands of God and placed her body in a little tomb in Gethsemane. For three days a choir of Angels continued to sing above her tomb. And on the third day Thomas arrived. So that he could venerate the body that had given birth to Christ God, the Apostles opened the tomb. They found not the body of the Mother of God but the winding sheet and the most beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers. Marys body had been taken up into the heavens by her Son. Flowers were blessed from the earliest times in both East and West. Over time seeds and herbs used for medicinal purposes were also blessed, in commemoration of the many healings and blessings that were bestowed upon the pilgrims at Marys tomb. The Book of Needs (Trebnyk or Euchologian) contains several possible prayers to bless seed, herbs and flowers,IMAGES OF HOLY ANGELS, NATURE, GREECE AND NATUREWITH PRAYERS FOR MORNING AND EVENING