Purified by water by Theodotus of Ancyra.

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A person who has had water poured upon his head is made wet in every part of his body, from head to toe; just so, we believe that the divine Virgin Mother was also entirely anointed with the holiness of the Holy Spirit, who descended upon her. And so, in this way, she received the living God, the Word, into her virginal and fragrant bridal chamber.

Theodotus of Anchyra , Homily 4, 6; PG 77, 1397 B-C.

We were renewed in baptism. By the work of the Holy Spirit in the water, we were purified, dressed in a new garb, and ready to take on God’s work. Virgin Mary allowed and work with the divine will. I hope you allow the Divine will to work in you.

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press.

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