Sunday, December 12, 2010


Protestants, it seems to me, have disconnected themselves from an important piece of their faith foundation by relegating Mary to a marginal role as a small blue statue on top of the TV, behind the Ox and a little to the right of the donkey. Surely her role in Advent is more than that, and so the early church viewed her, naming her "God-bearer", or theotokas in Greek, at the council at Calcedon in 451 AD. That same counsel proclaimed Jesus to be both fully human and fully divine. The congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte Kentucky explores the connections between these decisions, and the lesson of Mary for Advent in our sermon from the Magnificat titled Theotokas. Join us by clicking any of the blue text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at

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