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oca.org/questions/saints/sinlessness-of-mary

How exactly does the Orthodox Church view the sinlessness of Mary? In the Liturgy it is said, “One is Holy, One is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the Father” and in other places that Jesus is the only sinless one. Also, in reference to 1 John 1:8 where it says, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the ...

www.rosary-center.org/consecrt.htm

This consecration, the Pope explained, "tends essentially to union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary." By our consecration we promise to become dependent on Mary in all things: to offer all our prayers and oblations to God through Mary, and to seek every gift from God through Mary. And we do this with the greatest ...

aleteia.org/2017/06/24/why-is-the-blessed-virgin-mary-always-wearing-blue

Jun 24, 2017 ... When viewing Christian art from the past thousand years or so, there is one color that is almost always associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary: blue. Why is that? What significance does it have? To start off, the color blue has deep biblical roots in the Old Testament. According to Dr. R. Jared Staudt, the ...

www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_198.cfm

The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David; and he will reign over the ...

www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/opinion/18kristof.html

Apr 17, 2010 ... The Gospel of Philip, a Gnostic text from the third century, declares of Mary Magdalene: “She is the one the Savior loved more than all the disciples.” Likewise, the Gospel of Mary (from the early second century) suggests that Jesus entrusted Mary Magdalene to instruct the disciples on his religious teachings ...

www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/13/16885670/proud-mary-review-taraji-henson-danny-glover-advertising-marketing

Jan 15, 2018 ... Proud Mary is a movie starring a black woman, with an almost entirely black cast. The fact that Henson is a bona fide superstar, with one of TV's most-watched shows (Empire) and one of 2016's most-loved films (Hidden Figures) to her name , doesn't seem to have convinced studio execs that she can open ...

www.beliefnet.com/faiths/catholic/7-things-we-can-learn-from-mary.aspx

For people in the Western Hemisphere, May is one of the most beautiful months of the year. Delicate flowers in vibrant pinks, majestic purples and luminous yellows thrive in the late spring sunshine. It's no surprise that it's also known by the Catholic Church as the month of Mary. It's a time when special devotions, prayers, ...

specials.cbn.com/spirituallife/devotions/reflectonmary.aspx

CBN.com - By looking at the life of Mary, the mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we will see time and time again how God reaffirmed His specific will to Mary and how we, like Mary, can expect God to periodically restate His will for us so that we also know His ways and that the promises and provision He has for us  ...

www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20:11-18

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to ...