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St. Gregory Palamas: . . . so that through Her, the Heavenly Abodes might be opened and given for an eternal habitation . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
In Her manner She showed that She was not so much presented into the Temple, but that She Herself entered into the service of God of her own accord, as if she had wings, striving towards this sacred and divine love. She considered it desirable and fitting that she should enter into the Temple and …