Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kingdom of Heaven is a Mother
For the festival of the Falling Asleep of Mary; also called the Dormition and the Assumption, Fr. John Brian goes into the symbolism in our daily practical Orthodox Christian spirituality. He refers to Hebrews Chapter 9 to enhance the teaching of symbols in Christianity.
Mary, Theotokos, Mother of God, is a symbol of the church and the church ought to be a representation of heaven on earth, as our Holy Fathers in Orthodoxy have taught us.
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This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, August 18, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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