(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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(1) "Threatened Species: A Proposal to the Wildlife Conference for an Inventory of the Needs of Near-Extinct Birds and Animals," reprinted in River of the Mother of God; and Other Essays, U.
An important essay, 'Some Fundamentals of Conservation', written in 1923 was not published in his lifetime, but appears in The River of the Mother of God, and discloses the platform on which was based his later 'Land Ethic' and 'Ecological Conscience'.
In the first few days of the new year, a week after the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, let us reflect on how we have lived out our life and mission the past year in preparation for the new.
We look to the Mother of God to teach us how to live simply as contemplatives in action.
The Mouromskaya and the Mother of God of the Playing Child, both estimated to be worth between e1/440,000 and e1/450,000, are the most coveted pieces in this category.
Robert Orsi's essay, "The Many Names of the Mother of God," opens the volume with a consideration of why images of Mary offer contemporary Americans a powerful visual experience.
and 2 p.m., Saturday at the Nativity of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, 704 Aspen St., Springfield.
The Mother of God had experiences that were very like those of refugees today.
In particular, it focuses on lay involvement in the veneration of a specific category of icons known as "specially revered" (osobochtimye) or "miracle-working" (chudotvornye), the majority of which were of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.(6) My analysis of this phenomenon is based on two sets of related sources.
In the icon, Mother of God of Canada (1992), Slavko Protic of Vancouver adorns the Christ Child's robe with a gold fleur-delis within a maple leaf while embellishing Mary's garment with a maple leaf motif.
Josephine Cregan, 43, who spent 20 years of her working life at her tied cottage, was threatened with eviction by the Poor Servants of the Mother of God.
Cyril of Alexandria called her Mother of God, Saint Gregory of Nyssa acknowledged in her the 'fullness of Godhead.' Saint Epiphanius wrote against the 80 heresies on Mary and called her Mother of the Living.
From now on, the groups of the district state administration and district council, as well as all visitors, will protect the figure of the Mother of God. Access to the little holy place will always be open.
The belief in the Assumption of Mary can be traced back in the earliest years of the Church but the solemnity was only formalized into a doctrine on November 1, 1950, by Pope Pius XII, who through a decree, declared: "We pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory."
1 the Solemnity of Mary as the mother of God and the World Day of Peace.