Today, with great joy, we continue to celebrate our Saviour’s Resurrection and the commemoration of His Mother, the Most Holy Theotokos St. Mary.
In the context of the Resurrection, we remember that it was St. Mary’s consent and acceptance to the will of God in her life that led to the Resurrection and everything else in the Gospel. Without human consent, there is no salvation. Without her response to the angel, we would still be in our sins… there would have been no one to die for us on the Cross and to rise for our salvation.
This is her greatness that we commemorate today: we rejoice at Christ’s life giving work for us, remembering that it all began with the human consent that was offered by St. Mary.
Most Holy Theotokos, intercede for us!