Here are some words for the Feast, from the Orthodox Church: ‘Today the Virgin Theotokos Mary, the bridal chamber of the Heavenly Bridegroom, by the will of God is born of a barren woman, being prepared as the chariot of God the Word. She was fore-ordained for this, since she is the divine gate and the true Mother of Life’.

May Our Lady be very close to us this day, and may God bless us as we celebrate with love and joy.