Please join us for Vespers at 6:00PM on Saturday, December 15, followed with a talk on ancient Marian texts in the Orthodox Church with author and friend of our parish Frederica Mathewes-Green.
Following Vespers, Frederica will be giving a talk on two ancient texts discussed in her book Mary as the Early Christians Knew Her: the Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts (Paraclete Press, 2007). The first text is the oldest known prayer to the Theotokos, the short prayer “Under your compassion…”. The second text is the Akathist Hymn, written by the deacon and hymnographer St. Romanos the Melodist (+556).
This talk is in part a continuation of themes developed last year during the Advent season when Frederica spoke to us about the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple as recorded in the Protoevangelium of James.
Light refreshments will be available. All are welcomed!