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Mother of the Light: Prayers to the Theotokos

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Mother of the Light: Prayers to the Theotokos

…translated by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Maximos Constas, is a collection of 13 prayers and 3 canons to the Mother of God. The prayers, originally written in Greek, are ascribed to St Ephraim the Syrian (and are the first published English translations of the Greek Ephraim in 300 years). The canons are the works of St Theodore the Studite, St Methodios of Constantinople, and St John of Euchaita (Mauropous). The prayers and canons are united by their spirit of compunction, praises of the Theotokos, and entreaties for her intercessions and deliverance.

A brief, but powerful, introduction accompanies the translation that addresses the place of the Theotokos within the Orthodox Church, and the spiritual and historical importance of the translated prayers and canons.

Beautifully manufactured, Mother of the Light, is a round back hardcover, sewn bound, and offset printed on 100gsm Munken paper. It features a beautifully debossed cover, decorative endpapers, two page marker ribbons, and original artwork.

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10.80 (cm)
15.90 (cm)
2.30 (cm)

1 Review

  • 5

    Published by Katie on Mar 26th 2024

    I love this prayer book - it’s easily my favorite. The book itself is beautiful - from font choice, iconography, cover, and detailing around the prayers it’s just lovely to use. The prayers are powerful and so demonstrative of Eastern Christian theology. They take me right to heaven but also to my knees. This is my 3rd one (I’ve shared my other copies and needed to replace them!). Thank you for producing it!

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