The Virgin Mary: The Eastern Orthodox Religion

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The Virgin Mary stands as another example of the creation of Goddess for the benefit of patriarchy. The Eastern Orthodox religion refers to Mary as the Theotokos, the God-bearer and the one who gives birth to God. Roman Catholicism and Anglicans refer to her as Mother of God. While she may be granted the status of the Mother of God, church dogma only granted the status of Mother of God Incarnate. According to the church, she is not the eternal mother of God the Father, but only the bearer of God in his physical form as Jesus. Regardless of dogma, Roman Catholics venerate Mary, featuring her in prayers, art, music, and daily life. For Roman
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