Theotokonymia

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Theotokonomya (Gr. Θεοτοκονύμια) is the category of defining the various names (titles) given to the Virgin Mary. Particularly well known in the Orthodox community is the adjective "Megalochari"
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Theotokonomya (Gr. Θεοτοκονύμια) is the category of defining the various names given to the Virgin Mary. There are over 6,000 of these names attributed to the Theotokos. Most of these have been received through a vision such as the appearance of the Virgin to a [[saint]] in the Orthodox church but there are a variety of other reasons for her names.
 
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There are over 6,000 of these names attributed to the Theotokos. Most of these have been received through a vision such as the appearance of the Virgin to a [[saint]] of the Orthodox church (eg. Apostle Luke or Saint Pelagia), the random appearance of the icon and some of these from her faithful church and people all over the world.  
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The following list defines these names in alphabetical order:
 
The following list defines these names in alphabetical order:
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* Lady of the Source (Ζωοδόχος Πηγή);
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* The Great Lady (Μεγάλη Παναγία Πάτμος) of Patmos

Revision as of 19:56, January 21, 2008

Theotokonomya (Gr. Θεοτοκονύμια) is the category of defining the various names given to the Virgin Mary. There are over 6,000 of these names attributed to the Theotokos. Most of these have been received through a vision such as the appearance of the Virgin to a saint in the Orthodox church but there are a variety of other reasons for her names.

The following list defines these names in alphabetical order:

  • Lady of the Source (Ζωοδόχος Πηγή);
  • The Great Lady (Μεγάλη Παναγία Πάτμος) of Patmos
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