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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sweet Kissing... Image of Mary for 04 May

This is one of my favorite imagesof the Theotokos. The first icon I ever prayed with was a Sweet kissing icon. There is such tenderness and compassion in this image. I go to it whenever I feel sorrw and loneliness. I always feel taken up in that embrace and loved by my God and my Mother in Heaven.

Forasmuch as thou art a well-spring of tenderness, 0 Theotokos, make us worthy of compassion; Look upon a sinful people; Man-ifest thy power as ever, for hoping on thee we cry aloud unto thee: Hail I as once did Gabriel, Chief Captain of the Bodiless Powers.
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 8:19 PM


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