Tag: St. Mary of Egypt

Giving Up the Good Parts for Lent: Considering Mary of Egypt
Christian Practice

Giving Up the Good Parts for Lent: Considering Mary of Egypt

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O mother,For you took up the Cross and followed Christ.By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away;But to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal.Therefore your spirit, O holy Mother Mary, rejoices with the Angels.                                                                          Troparion, Tone…

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Depth Psychology and the Courage of St. Mary of Egypt
Christian Practice, Theology

Depth Psychology and the Courage of St. Mary of Egypt

Every year during Lent we celebrate the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.  St. Mary was only 12 years old she left her home and traveled to Alexandria where she threw herself into wanton and “insatiable” sexual behavior for many years, “ensnaring many souls,” sinking deeper and deeper into depravity, until one day—upon attempting to…

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