The Nativity of the Mother of God.

With every feast to the Mother of God, we always end up singing and reading about the same things. The incarnation, the fact that God became Man through her for our salvation. That she was without sin (by choice not by divine grace), the finest and most pure person ever born, and that she is always interceding for humanity, from the wedding at Cana to the Cross of her son, and in the Kingdom with Him. For in her all that was right and good about humanity was brought to God, that we might all be saved by Him, as “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him” (Rm. 8:17) As St. Andrew of Crete so beautifully says

“Have courage…this festival is a birthday and a remodelling of the race. For a Virgin now born and nursed and molded; and a Mother is prepared for God, he All Ruler of the ages… Today the nature that was formerly turned to earth takes on the beginning of deificaitn, and the dust that has been exalted is urged to return to the glory that is on high”.  

Most holy Mother of God, pray to God for us.