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SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
The Council of Ephesus in 431, decreed that Mary is Theotokos, a Greek word which means “God-bearer“, because her son Jesus is one person, divine and human, who is both God and man. It was Mary’s greatness in her act of faith, by which she became “mother of God”, Theotokos. Elizabeth proclaimed ‘Why should I be honoured