(Holy) Mother of God

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(Holy) Mother of God

An exclamation of alarm, amazement, or exasperation. (Could be considered blasphemous to some.) Holy Mother of God, I thought that car was going to hit me! Oh, Mother of God, could you work any slower?
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Pope Francis, Homily from the Holy Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (47th World Day of Peace), 1 January 2014 [c] Life Ethics Information Centre 2014
One day, when the Mother of God was praying thus on the Mount of Olives, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Her and told
I become a mother of God as I grasp God in all things and know that every single creature points me toward God.
Tavener wrote that the cello "represents the Mother of God and never stops singing throughout".
According to Pentcheva, there is little evidence that icons of the Mother of God were carried in public processions in Constantinople before the second half of the tenth century.
Any study of the Mother of God must, naturally, be set within her role in the life of the church--in the history of God's salvation.
Pentcheva offers a compelling and detailed examination of two major issues: the chronological development of public and "official" veneration of the Virgin Mary in the Byzantine empire; and the political "use" of the theological meanings and liturgical experiences of images of Mary the Mother of God by Byzantine emperors and their families.
In the story, the Virgin Mary appears to Juan Diego as a dark-skinned Indian and asks him to encourage the bishop to build a church in her honor so everyone will know she's the mother of God and available to all.
We are shocked to see, yet again, the miraculous icon of the mother of God used in a profanatory way for advertising and business purposes," they said in a press release.
IF YOU WERE THE MOTHER OF GOD, WOULD YOU WANT TO SHOW UP IN A $3 BAG OF PRETZELS?
An attendant in the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Church in Dzerzhinsk, Belarus, wiped the icon clean, but the Image of Christ continued to produce the liquid.
REBECCA Davies, 27, from Old Swan and Gerard Carney, 34, from Kirkby, were married at St Mary Mother of God Church in Kirkby and held their reception at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool.
He suggests that the Mother of God was "the first person to achieve divine status" (94), which is incorrect.
The icons - the Mother of God of Kazan, the Nativity of the Mother of God and one of St.
The pilgrimage is to allow the mother of God to pray for us," said Manca, a Metis raised by non-Aboriginal foster parents.