“ It was the same holy Savior, descending from heaven, who deigned to bring about our salvation in a virginal workshop, being generated a second time by Mary, having been conceived by the working of the Holy Spirit. Clothed in flesh-"The Word became flesh" (Jn 1:14) - without changing in his nature, although uniting a... Continue Reading →
The Virgin’s obedience destroys the power of the serpent by Epiphanius of Salamis.
"And as in paradise Eve, still a virgin, fell into the sin of disobedience, once more through the Virgin came the obedience of grace, when the joyful announcement was given that eternal life in the flesh was descending from heaven. For God said to the serpent: "I will put enmity between you and the woman,... Continue Reading →
Death shut out by Mary’s seed by Epiphanius of Salamis.
“But we must consider another marvelous aspect of the comparison between Eve and Mary. Eve became for men the cause of death, because through her death entered the world. Mary, however, was the cause of life, because life has come to us through her. For this reason, the Son of God came into the world,... Continue Reading →
Mary the Mother of the Living by Epiphanius of Salamis.
“ “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" (Lk 1:28). This is she who was prefigured by Eve and who symbolically received the title of mother of the living (cf. Gen 3:20). For Eve was called mother of the living after she had heard the words, "You are dust and to dust yo... Continue Reading →
Eve and Mary embroidery by Epiphanius of Salamis.
Who gave woman wisdom and skill in embroidery?
No priesthood for women, by Epiphanius of Salamis.
before any other woman in the New Testament, he would have granted priesthood to Mary
Why Christians do not worship Virgin Mary, by Epiphanius of Salamis.
She herself adored him who was born of her flesh
Mary’s death by Epiphanius of Salamis.
"If anyone holds that we are mistaken, let him simply follow the indications of Scripture, in which is found no mention of Mary's death, whether she died or did not die, whether she was buried or was not buried. For when John was sent on his voyage to Asia, no one says that he had... Continue Reading →
Why honor Virgin Mary? by Epiphanius of Salamis.
"Mary, the holy Virgin, is truly great before God and men. For how shall we not proclaim her great, who held within her the uncontainable One, whom neither heaven nor earth can contain?” Epiphanius of Salamis, Haer., 30, 31; PG 41, 460 C. "Whoever honors the Lord also honors the holy [vessel]; who instead dishonors... Continue Reading →
Three hypothesis on Mary’s end by Epiphanius of Salamis.
If the holy Virgin is dead and has been buried, surely her dormition happened with great honor; her end was most pure and crowned by virginity.