December 26. Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Posted on December 26, 2018

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The Eastern Church traditionally honors the memory of those persons who played a chief role in the events commemorated by the feast. The Most Holy Mother of God occupies first place after Christ, in the events con­nected with the Nativity of our Lord. For this reason, in the first centuries, the faithful assembled on the day following the Nativity to express their gratitude to the Most Pure Virgin Mary for having given us the Saviour and to honor her as the Mother of God. From this gathering of the faithful, the feast itself received the name Synaxis which is a Greek word for “gathering”.

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