Monday, September 9, 2013

Read: Sermon on the Nativity of the Theotokos


Dear Students and Friends,

This week we continue celebrating the birth of Mary, the Mother of God. But why do we celebrate? What is so remarkable about this woman?

Alexander Schmemann has written a brief sermon on Mary's nativity that answers these questions and more. Now you can read the sermon and receive credit for answering some questions about it.

Read the sermon now.

To receive one credit for reading this sermon, answer the three questions below and e-mail your responses to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com. May your reading be blessed!

Questions on the Sermon
  1. When considering Mary, what is the Western Church's focus? What is the Eastern church's focus?
  2. Why is Jesus' humanity important, and who does He get it from?
  3. How is this feast a "general celebration of man's birth"?

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