Mothers of God

Bronze Theotokos with Garnet

This piece was inspired by a season of worship last year in several Eastern Orthodox churches. Theotokos is the Greek title of Mary the mother of Jesus and the word literally means “the one who gives birth to God.”

Consider the words of Meister Eckhart, the 14th century Dominican monk:

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“We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly but does not take place within myself? And what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I also do not give birth to him in my time and my culture? This, then, is the fullness of time. When the Son of God is begotten in us.”

This piece recently sold. It can be recreated on request with Garnets or other stones. Also available in Sterling Silver.