Mother of God Dolomite Pendant

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$46.00
SKU:
JWL-1800
Size:
1.2" Diameter

Product Overview

The Mother of God Pendant measures 1.2 inches in diameter. Diminutive in size, this highly polished dolomite stone and resin pendant has the feel, gleam, and heft of a priceless heirloom carved from ivory! A religious community of sisters in France design, mold, and handcraft each and every pendant in their monastery’s atelier with care and prayer. 

The Theotokos – the “God-Bearer”

The Virgin Mary was proclaimed the Theotokos (Θεοτόκος – Greek for “God-Bearer”) at the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. The Virgin Mary is the Theotokos because she gave birth not to a human being but to God as a human being. The four Greek letters on this pendant – ΜΡ ΘΥ – represent a syncope (contraction) of two Greek words: ΜΗΤΗΡ ΘΕΟΥ – METER THEOU (“Mother of God”). The center part of each word is removed (syncopated). Μ[ΗΤΗ]Ρ Θ[ΕΟ]Υ becomes ΜΡ ΘΥ. The syncopation of each word is represented by the symbol ~ over each Greek letter pair.

1.2" Diameter

Made in France

Dolomite Stone and Resin

 

 

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