“The Lady Theotokos not only deifies us, but also daily protects us and frees us from every danger, especially today, when we are exposed to so many dangers. The only thing we can offer is our ceaseless hymnody and glorification for her favor toward us. This hymnnody, of course, is always accompanied by fervent supplication that she safeguard us unceasingly and protect us, since as a human being she knows our problems and weaknesses. We here on the Holy Mountain, who have her as a provider and refuge, receive from her aid and guidance to wholeness and theosis.”
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