Mary is Mother of God because she is the mother of Jesus, and Jesus is God. True God and True Man. The title “Mother of God” is found in the second part of the Hail Mary prayer, and comes from the Greek word “Theotokos” which literally means “the one who bears God” and has been in use by Christians since the 200s in the Holy Land. In the year 431 AD, at the Third Ecumenical Council of all of the Bishops of the Church, held in the ancient city of Ephesus, the Church Fathers Proclaimed the First Dogma of Our Lady, that Mary is “Mother of God.” There was great, great rejoicing when the Bishops, following the lead of St. Cyril of Alexandria, proclaimed Mary the Mother of God. But some Bishops resisted and joined the Nestorian heresy. Within two centuries, their lands and Churches would be overwhelmed by the new Islam Religion. If you want to remain strong and steadfast in the faith, repeat many times a day, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us! Pray for our Church and the Nation.”
Holy Mother of God, pray for our Church and the nation!
On Wednesdays we pray the Glorious Mysteries.
PRAY YOUR DAILY ROSARY WITH US!