Mary the Guide
All icons of Mary the Theotokos (the “Birth-giver to God”) are a profound statement about humanity’s relationship with God. Mary, a teenage girl embodies the beauty of faith—saying yes to the angel’s promised miracle despite its unfathomable reality nine months earlier. Christ Emmanuel, the baby boy, is truly God with us. In this icon, we meet a young mother who has given birth to the creator of the world. The God who is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises and does wonders, is now a child, presented to us by His mother. Together we are witnesses to the eternity of an eighth day of creation that has been accomplished, and we see divinity now knit to us and our world. To read more about this icon of Mary the Guide, please read the article, Mary the Guide.