I originally posted this last year.
This picture was taken during the procession in the year 2011,
it is one of my favorites, as is this Feastday.
I cannot describe the aroma of the flowers as it passed me.
Full of Movement, Full of Peace, Full of Love.
Share the Day.
Know and remember that the matter of your salvation is always near to the heart of the Theotokos, the Mother of God, for it was for this that the Son of God, by the favor of the Father and the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, chose her out of all generations and was incarnate of her in order to save the human race from sin, the curse ,and the eternal death, or everlasting torment.
As the matter of our salvation is near to the Savior, so likewise it is near to her.
Turn to her with full faith, trust, and love.
St. John of Kronstadt
Most Holy Theotokos, Save Us